According to Football Insider, Accrington Stanley have named their price for wantaway striker Dion Charles.
The article on the Northern Ireland international states:
“Bolton Wanderers are in advanced talks to sign Accrington Stanley striker Dion Charles, Football Insider understands.
Charles has been in a contract stand-off with Accrington and has refused to sign a new deal ahead of his current one expiring next summer.
A Bolton source has told Football Insider that Accrington want £250,000 for Charles, 26, in January.
They are willing to let him go in the upcoming window rather than risk allowing him to leave for free at the end of the season.
Bolton boss Ian Evatt wants to add to his attacking options in the January window and he has made Charles his top target.”
Charles’ fantastic form for Stanley last season, where he netted 20 goals in all competitions, saw his stock rise and was linked with multiple Championship sides over the Summer. A reluctance to sign a new deal at the Wham Stadium has seen his game time limited this season, scoring just once in eight games. He hasn’t appeared in a Stanley matchday squad since September.
Wanderers do need to bolster their forward line, given the amount of chances we create compared to the amount we’ve scored in recent games. With his form last season, it would seem Charles would tick a lot of boxes in that department.
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