Lee Bowyer reckons Charlton Athletic could benefit from some of their Championship rivals feeling the financial pinch.
Both Reading and Sheffield Wednesday are under what is described as a “soft” transfer embargo for breaching profit and sustainability rules due to overspending in the last three years.
QPR are looking to cut their wagebill this summer while Hull City also appear to be reining costs in.
Boss Bowyer has previously stated that Charlton will have the lowest budget in England’s second tier. Owner Roland Duchatelet wants to sell and believes that curbing losses will make them more attractive to potential buyers.
Asked about other club’s being under spending restrictions, Bowyer said: “That could work in our favour. Some of them are going to be desperate to get rid of players.
“In regard to loans, we have to be really patient with that, because we could get better players than we’d anticipated because people are desperate to get them out.
“We need to get a few permanent now and see what comes available. There are teams who have got embargoes and Premier League sides who are going to need to loan players out as well to get experience.
“We can’t be rushing anything. We were patient last season and we need to be, because we haven’t got the money that others have got.
“We’ve got to be clever and shrewd, see what falls into our lap.”
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