”I Won’t Be Staying For Long Anymore”, Charlton Athletic Star Player Announces Departure After…

Charlton Athletic CEO Acknowledges That It Would Be “Disrespectful” Regarding Leaving Star

After captain George Dobson signed a pre-contract with Fehervar, Charlton Athletic head coach Nathan Jones revealed that he wanted the player to remain with the team for the upcoming campaign.

The Addicks overcame a 2-1 deficit to get a draw against Wigan Athletic at home on Tuesday, extending their League One winning streak to 12 games. This run of success dates back to Jones’s first game in command, when his team lost 2-0 away at Reading.

Charlie Hughes’ own goal gave The Valley the lead yesterday night, but Charlie Kelman’s two goals in short succession soon after the hour mark put the Latics ahead. The game ended 2-2, but the hosts managed to maintain their undefeated streak when Chuks Aneke scored the equalizer 11 minutes from time thanks to a wonderful assist from George Dobson.

This was Dobson’s third assist of the season in all competitions, and depending on how the next three games of the season play out, it may be his last for Charlton Athletic. The captain has proven his value to the squad by making 45 appearances for the Addicks in 2023–2024.

Regretfully, the 26-year-old signed a pre-contract deal with Fehervar, a Hungarian team, after a move fell through in February, which means he will likely join the team at the beginning of the summer transfer window.

Head coach Jones said that he wants Dobson to stay in South London and that he’s a better football player than “people give him credit for” during the 1-1 draw with Wigan [comments via London News Online]:

“It would be inconsiderate for I’m not going to discuss Hungary with you, but we’re saying he’s competent enough for Charlton. That is our only concern, according to Jones.

He struck a preliminary agreement in Hungary. Because of it, we are unsure of [his future]. George Dobson has been great, and we want him to stay. We want to hold onto as many capable players and individuals as possible who have an impact on a football game.

He influences a football match. He makes opportunities appear for others when you gaze at him. He accepts things. He puts the greatest ball of the game in the one where he was slipping in. He went on, “People assume he’s an out-of-possession player because he sprints about, slips in, and wins it, giving the impression that he’s a defensive midfield player.

“He’s not the bad football player that many think he is. That’s something I’ve seen and recognized.

Dobson is one of Charlton Athletic’s top players, which is why foreign teams like Fehervar were interested in him. But it would be intriguing to see if Jones had taken over a bit earlier in the season—possibly following Dean Holden’s departure—and if the captain would still have consented to relocate to Hungary.

The management appears to think there is still a chance that Dobson can continue at the club into the summer, though this seems improbable. It’s unclear exactly what his pre-contract with Fehervar involves.

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