By Will Butcher
League One outfit Charlton are interested in bringing Leeds striker Lee Erwin to the Valley, according to a report.
Kent Live claims Erwin is one of a number of players attracting interest from Karl Robinson’s Addicks, after the 23-year-old starred for League One rivals Oldham on loan during the 2016-17 season.
This comes after Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay revealed on his personal Twitter account, when replying to a fan, that Erwin would be allowed to leave the club on loan again.
likely he'll be made available again.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) May 16, 2017
Leading the line for Oldham this season, the four-time Scotland Under-19 international scored 10 goals and added another two strikes in assists during his 40 league and cup encounters.
Erwin signed for Leeds back in the summer of 2015 from Motherwell, but struggled for game time under a succession of managers and was loaned out to Bury in his first season.
Upon his return, fellow countryman Steve Evans gave Erwin a chance in his side, making 12 appearances in the Yorkshire giants’ side during 2015-16 season.
With only 12 months left on his current contract at Elland Road, it remains to be seen if Leeds will sell Erwin in order to avoid losing him on a free or indeed loan him out once again.
Football Insider verdict:
There is almost no chance that Erwin will be given a first-team chance at Leeds next season, with 30-goal striker Chris Wood firing Leeds to within a whisker of the Championship play-offs. Souleymane Doukara earned a year extension on his current deal after proving effective from both the centre-forward position as well as out wide on the left flank, while Marcus Antonsson remains third choice in the striker rankings under manager Garry Monk. It will see Erwin leave the club this summer, and a move to Charlton could provide Robinson’s side with the steeliness up front that earns them a shot at the Championship.
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