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Addicks place Euell on transfer list

EUELL: not been over impressive in the past two seasons
EUELL: not been over impressive in the past two seasons

CHARLTON have called time on record signing Jason Euell’s stay at The Valley and placed him on the transfer list.

Euell, who cost £4.75million when he joined the club from Wimbledon in July, 2001, is in the final year of his contract and the club are anxious to get back something for him, however small.

The 29-year-old Jamaica international has been a shadow of his old self in the last couple of seasons following a much publicised bust-up with former manager Alan Curbishley over where he should be played.

Birmingham tried to sign him last season but the deal collapsed at the last minute.

Though new boss Iain Dowie wiped the slate clean for every player on arriving in May, Euell has done nothing to persuade him that he should figure in his plans.

The Dowie revolution could also claim Denmark international winger Dennis Rommedahl, whose future is in doubt having failed to create an early impression.

Rommedahl cost Charlton £2m from PSV Eindhoven in July, 2004 but failed to justify early expectations.

The club are also willing to loan winger Lloyd Sam, whose name was circulated this week in the hope of him gaining experience in the Football League.

The 21-year-old signed a four-year deal on July 7 and there is no question of him being made surplus to requirements.

Dowie has already allowed 18-year-old Simon Walton to join Ipswich on loan after signing him from Leeds in a deal worth £1m in July.

Meanwhile, the club are hoping to make two signings before the transfer window closes on Thursday.

High on Dowie’s wish list is a central defender and central midfielder.

All he would say was: "We are continuing to look at all areas where we can strengthen the squad. If we can do it we will.

"There are one or two areas which I’d like to improve but I’ll keep those to myself. Whether or not it happens before the deadline we’re not sure, but we hope so."

Djimi Traore is expected to return from suspension for Charlton’s second home game in four days when Bolton visit The Valley tomorrow (Saturday). The left-back was sent off for a second caution early in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at West Ham.

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