ADEMOLA SWITCH DOESN’T RUFFLE ROBBO
ADEMOLA LOOKMAN’S record-breaking move to Everton may have been a blow to Charlton’s on-pitch ambitions but manager Karl Robinson is still targeting an immediate return to the Championship.
The talented 19-year-old forward joined the Toffees on a four-and-a-half-year deal for £11million this week, becoming the most expensive transfer in League One history.
The Charlton academy product, who is also an England Under-20 international, scored 12 goals in 49 appearances for the Addicks but Robinson is convinced a top-six berth is still realistic despite Lookman’s exit.
“Ademola is an incredible talent and has been a joy to work with during my short stint at the club,” said Robinson.
“My job now is to make sure we continue to get stronger on the pitch. We have a good squad already in place, key players to come back from injury and some new players to come in before the window closes.
“Our goal this season remains a top-six spot and our focus is to add further quality signings in January to put us in a position to achieve that.”
Robinson has already added two midfielders to his squad this month, with Jay Dasilva, 18, signing on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season and Jake Forster-Caskey, 22, coming in from Brighton until the summer of 2019 for an undisclosed fee.
Forster-Caskey had been on-loan at Rotherham earlier this term and is hoping his stay in League One will be a short one – as he guns for promotion.
“I’m delighted to join Charlton, I’ve been going out on loan for the last year, so I’m delighted to finally get a home,” said Forster-Caskey. “The club have got ambitions, so have I, and so does the manager. I want to get back to the Championship and so do the club.”
EXIT: Ademola Lookman