Celtic target Alfie Doughty wows Charlton fans again; January pre-contract attempt must be made
Charlton Athletic winger Alfie Doughty has earned himself rave reviews for an English League One performance again this season, helping his side to a 1-0 win over Blackpool on Tuesday night.
Doughty was heavily linked with a move to Celtic during the recent transfer window, with The Scottish Sun reporting that multiple bids were made, which was later confirmed by Addicks boss Lee Bowyer.
Charlton supporters have been impressed with his performances for a while, as we discussed last month.
He contributed an assist last night and could be ready to take a step up in his career at the age of 20.
His contract expires at the end of the season and The Glasgow Times reported earlier this month that the Scottish champions plan to return for the player in January.
That would be a smart decision based on the evidence to date.
There is absolutely no risk to bringing the player in on a free transfer, or nominal January fee.
Celtic have actually taken something of a gamble by not meeting Charlton’s asking price for a player they clearly wanted before the transfer deadline.
We can only hope that the player does not commit his future to the League One outfit in the remaining weeks of the year.
These supporters have taken to social media over the last 24 hours to share their thoughts on his Tuesday performance…
Doughty is ruining Mitchell’s career. The man has a family Alfie 😭😂 #cafc
— tom wickens (@tomwickens4) October 20, 2020
Doughty is having a blinder 🤩 #cafc
— Ab (@Abbyreaderx) October 20, 2020
Doughty had got his head properly screwed off after the window. Sign your new deal son! Thought he was superb today. #cafc
— Matt Haff (@matthaff) October 20, 2020
In the words of Albie Morgan, Alfie Doughty…you fast💨 #cafc
— Benjy Nurick (@BenjyNurick) October 20, 2020
Alfie Doughty murdering the Blackpool left back #cafc
— Scott (@Scotty__91) October 20, 2020
Alfie Doughty is such an important player to us already this season. We MUST hang onto him if we wanna go places #cafc
— 𝙒𝙤𝙯𝙯𝙖𝙇𝙖𝙣𝙚𝙮 (@WozzaLaney) October 20, 2020
I tell you what I hope these Alfie Doughty to Celtic rumours hold weight because he is sensational.
— Sean McGinlay (@seanmcsport) October 20, 2020
What a player
— Jack Rodwell (@JackRodwell9) October 21, 2020