Addicks boss still unsure on World Cup striker's future

Picture by Keith Gillard

Picture by Keith Gillard

First published in Sport News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , freelance sports journalist

Reza Ghoochannejhad’s Charlton future remains up in the air after head coach Bob Peeters admitted the striker could still leave before the transfer window shuts.

Ghoochannejhad was again absent from the first team squad which travelled to Fratton Park for today’s 2-1 pre-season success at Portsmouth.

The Iranian attacker saw a proposed switch to a Middle Eastern club fell through last week and is now back training at Sparrows Lane, although Peeters acknowledged the player might not be in SE7 this time next month.

The Addicks head coach said: “Reza is working on his fitness as he had a long summer with the World Cup and at this moment that’s the only thing I can say.

“You never know if he is going to move because anything can happen until August 31.

“He’s a good player but if teams come in you can’t hold him back if he wants to go after a World Cup.

“At this moment we are training him to be fit and then we’ll see what happens.”

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