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Alfie Doughty

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Officer Doofy, Sep 6, 2020.

Discuss Alfie Doughty in the Transfer Rumours area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. LectersLuncheon

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    Looks a pler.

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  2. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    Celtic will go back in with an improved £400,000 plus add-ons bid for Charlton star Alfie Doughty.

    The Scottish champions, however, won’t be held to ransom and are prepared to land him on a pre-contract, cut-price deal in January if they can’t agree a fee in this window.

    Addicks boss Lee Bowyer confirmed yesterday they had already turned down an opening offer from Celtic for their 20-year-old midfielder.

    The English League One side’s issue is that Doughty is out-of-contract in the summer and could move cross border for a knock-down price of just into six figures in training compensation, compared to what Charlton would receive if he went to another English club.

    Bowyer said: “We did turn down an offer from Celtic.

    “And they were at the game at the weekend, from what I understand.


    But we’ve not heard anything since.



    In an ideal world, and this is just me speaking on how I would advise Alfie, it would be for him to sign another deal and do another year – do a full season with us.

    “He only came into the side at a stage later in last season. He did well. He gets himself into great positions – like when he went through against AFC Wimbledon and on Saturday – but it is his end product that he has to work on.

    “If he stays with us for another season he will improve more, because he has improved lots since he has been with us.”

    The problem Bowyer has is his own club is in turmoil and he doesn’t know if bids for his players will be taken out of his hands.

    The club is currently in a power struggle between the current board and previous owners, while other interested parties have also been looking to buy the London outfit.


    Bowyer was furious when he lost Joe Aribo in similar circumstances to Rangers last season and fears Doughty, who is keen on a move north, would get lost because he may not be ready to shine in a bigger environment.

    The Charlton boss added: “I know what agents are like – they want to take them out. They think about what can be earned money-wise and not about the kid’s development – because he needs developing.

    “So he should stay, sign and do a full season with us – improve more and then see what is on the table for him. Because if he goes somewhere now the likelihood is he ain’t really going to play.”
     
  3. The Prof Administrator Administrator

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    Hope this is no another prospect/one for the future ?
     
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    Like Frimpong

    Hopefully
     
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  5. McGuire Gold Member Gold Member

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    * this waiting it out or playing the pre contract game..

    Get him in now as long as it's no taking the *..

    This is what you were saying earlier @Seán Mac D
     
  6. Si Ferry Yer Gears Terrible By The Way Gold Member

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    If we * around with this arguing over a few hundred thousand then heads need to * roll, no we aint got the mental millions prem club have, however we are in a very healthy financial position and should be able to easily afford the asking price of this lad.
     
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  7. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    What are they asking for, £750k?

    If we're prepared to roll the dice and see if we can sign him on a pre-contract in January to avoid that fee then we obviously don't rate him that highly.

    We'd still be paying an academy fee due to his age even if he was signed in 12 months time.
     
  8. DJ CJ

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    If we really want him then he should be here now, no * about till January. This is too important a season to be arguing over a few hundred grand.
     
  9. HTG "I have an uncle who does Yoga"

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    400k seems awfully low for him, I get we're testing the waters but if Bakker is a no go I dont really want us fannying about.

    I think they rejected 2.5 million in January, so i'd imagine they would at least want 1 - 1.5 million the now, so going in with 400k is just typical celtic, even with add-ons.
     
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  10. Jeremie Frimpong

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    *sigh* Typical Celtic. Pathetic.
     
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  11. McGuire Gold Member Gold Member

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    Couldn't tell you their price but it was interesting that they never said the bid was way under or anything like that....so I don't think it will take much more than a mill, if that..

    That left side needs surgery now. 2 in hopefully and Taylor out and we're laughing..
     
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    To be honest, if we get this boy for less than a million pound we would be doing well. Seems like he played a fair few games in the championship last season and he has bags of pace. That’s probably the one thing that lets Taylor down. He has no pace to beat people. Can see McGregor and Ntcham putting balls in behind and you’re begging for someone with that little bit of extra speed to beat the opposition to it. Just doesn’t happen with wee Taylor. At less than a million? Relatively low risk, potential is huge, only 20. Definitely seems a good deal for me but would like another in.
     
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    Would definitely take him, he looks like a player with good pace, work rate and is adding end product to his game. The fact he can play anywhere on the left also is a bonus and could make him an ideal left wing back.

    If he can be signed for a sensible fee then we should do what we can to get him in now instead of messing around and potentially losing him to someone else.
     
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    This “we’ll get him in January” * can * right off. Never want us to do that with a player again cos if we’re in for a good player, some team is also gonna want them too and not * about waiting to save a few quid
     
  15. Officer Doofy Hey Terry, smell my finger!

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    Just get him signed.

    The position needs addressed asap. If we rate him enough to bid for him, then just go and pay the money.
     
  16. Gerry1972 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Just scored for Charlton.
     
  17. McGuire Gold Member Gold Member

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    Watching this just wants me to get him in..

    Left side could do with it..

    Pay the money..
     
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  18. Officer Doofy Hey Terry, smell my finger!

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    Getting rave reviews for his performance today.
     
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  20. McGuire Gold Member Gold Member

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    Just watched the highlights on quest and he looks class..

    Lovely run and finish off the right wing and involved in a couple of other chances..

    Rapid. Can finish. Versatile across a few position's..

    Really want us to get him in. Hopefully second bid goes in soon and we don’t * about as someone else will sign this boy..
     
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