LAPSLIE TOLD HE CAN LEAVE CHARLTON ON FREETRANSFER
Charlton Athletic will demand sell-on in any January deal for midfielder
South London Press, 29 December 2020, by Richard Cawley
Lee Bowyer has confirmed that Charlton will listen to offers for George Lapslie - but they will include a sell-on in any deal.
We broke the news earlier this week that the midfielder, on loan at Mansfield Town, is set to be available for free.
But the Addicks will look to insert a clause to ensure they profit if Lapslie’s career goes from strength to strength.
Charlton manager Bowyer told the South London Press: “The most important thing for George now is to get his own career kickstarted.
“He’s doing that at Mansfield and he’s out of contract with us in the summer. So yeah, we wouldn’t hold him back. That would be unfair.
“He’s at a good age now - 23 - where he needs to go and play regular football. We would never stop that from happening.
“We would always demand a sell on, like every club does. It’s only fair. This club developed him from a young age.
“He is a great lad. You can never fault him. He crawls off the pitch every game because his attitude is spot on. He comes in and trains like a proper professional and gives you everything.
“He is a pleasure to work with.”
Exclusive: Charlton Athletic midfielder cleared to leave on free transfer
South London Press, 28 December 2020, by Richard Cawley
Charlton Athletic midfielder George Lapslie has been told he can leave on a free transfer.
The 23-year-old is on loan at Mansfield Town and has been in impressive form for the League Two outfit, netting five times and claiming two assists
Lapslie made the switch to the Stags in the middle of October and has been nigh-on an ever-present as he has clocked up 16 appearances.
The Addicks academy product is due to be out of contract at the end of the campaign.
Charlton boss Lee Bowyer allowed Lapslie and Erhun Oztumer to make temporary exits as he felt both needed regular first-team football.
But the South London Press has been told that Lapslie has been cleared to make a permanent exit from SE7.
In total he has played 54 matches for the South London club.
twitter Richard Cawley @RichCawleySLP, Monday Dec 28 2020
With regards to Lapslie, this is just the reality of Charlton having their noses pressed up against the League One salary cap.
For them to do business in this window they are going to need to move players on.
comment by Martin:
If Charlton are wanting to move him on because of the salary cap, then I would conclude it must mean they are currently paying some of his wages, and that's why they want to get him fully off the wage bill.
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