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CLUB POWER, PLAYER POWER

03-Feb 05:58, by Ketts

There were some interesting scenarios on deadline day.

The SLP has revealed that the bid Charlton turned down for Josh Magennis from Bolton on deadline day was in excess of 500,000.

Bolton needed a replacement for Gary Madine who left for Cardiff for 6m.

Magennis has now gone 14 games without a goal, and though there is more to his game than just scoring, a striker needs to contribute a reasonable number of goals.

Had the bid come in earlier, Karl Robinson may have been tempted to cash in and bring in a replacement.

Someone like AFC Wimbledon's Greenwich born front man, Lyle Taylor, would have been a good option. ‎

‎The Addicks also turned down a multi-million pound bid for Ezri Konsa on deadline day, so it was a good window for Robinson.

Ricky Holmes was the only senior player to leave, and three quality attacking players arrived on loan.

Former Charlton star, Ademola Lookman, was involved in deadline day drama.

Despite saying at the beginning of the week that Lookman was staying at Goodison Park, Toffees boss, Sam Allardyce did a u-turn a couple of days later.

Allardyce was keen for Lookman to go on loan to Derby, but the player preferred a temporary switch to top four Bundesliga side, Red Bull Leipzig.

The club holds the whip hand in sanctioning loans, but they can not force a player to go to a certain club.

Similarly, a player can not dictate where he will go, the situation has to be negotiated.‎

Here are Allardyce's thoughts:

"It is one of the most unusual situations I've been in, we got some deals for him (Lookman) but he was adamant he chose Germany.‎

"His stubbornness meant he got his own way, I hope he proves us all wrong."‎

 

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