BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Charlton signed Manchester United midfielder Dylan Levitt this week – and the Premier League giants do have a recall option in the loan deal.
There are fears that the Addicks could lose the Wales international, 19, if he impresses – just as they did when Conor Gallagher was recalled by Chelsea in January and sent to Swansea instead.
“There is always a recall,” said Charlton manager Lee Bowyer. “There was a recall for Krystian Bielik, Josh Cullen, Jonathan Leko and Sam Field.
“But with Conor he did so well and we lost out because of the embargo situation. We weren’t paying his wage and then someone came in and said they’d pay his wage and give you this and that.
“We weren’t able to up ours because of the embargo.
“Also at that time we had so many injuries and I’m assuming they were looking from the outside and thinking ‘this kid needs a bit of help’. We didn’t get that help for him, because of the embargo.
“They must have thought ‘we don’t want our kid suffering – so go here where you don’t suffer’. It wasn’t like the kid didn’t like it here and enjoy it – he was loving it.
“He went to Swansea and I don’t think he scored. He did really well for us – he did really well for Swansea, don’t get me wrong. But if you look at the bigger picture those are the factors – he is their player and they have to look after him.
“We needed to put players in and around him and we couldn’t do that.
“We have to be patient with Dylan. This is his first loan. He’s a good player – but he’s not Conor. He’s the complete opposite – a footballer and a passer. He’s not a box-to-box type.”
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