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Lee Bowyer expects Charlton takeover to happen

Lee Bowyer is enjoying life at Charlton Athletic but is keen to see his side continue to work hard and try and escape League One.

The Addicks have been guilty of making a number of mistakes at the back that has cost them valuable points recently, although they do sit within touching distance of the playoffs.

The football they have been playing on the field at home and away from The Valley has been particularly pleasing on the eye, despite the errors, and is thought to help with one of their major concerns off the pitch.

Owner Roland Duchatelet is keen to sell the club and it is believed that an Australian consortium are in the advanced stages of getting a takeover completed, despite other parties also being interested.

Bowyer discussed the latest with The London Evening Standard and revealed that he is confident a takeover will happen, although he does not know when.

“From what I hear, the Australians are still in the driving seat and as soon as they put these papers into the EFL it is theirs,” he said.

“But I have heard there are others interested. Charlton are a massive club. Will it happen? Yes, but I cannot tell you when.”

The Verdict:

Charlton fans will be delighted that Bowyer is confident that a takeover will happen after many have become disillusioned with how Duchatelet has run things since he took over.

The Valley faithful have called for the Belgian to leave on numerous occasions and will be pleased to hear that it could be about to enter it’s final stages, despite the uncertainty surrounding when it will take place.

Charlton and Bowyer will, however, remain focused on their efforts of making a return to the Championship and will meet Barnsley in their League One encounter, after a long week of rest for the Addicks due to international call-ups.

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