3 Thierry Small replacements Charlton Athletic must consider amid high-profile interest

Charlton Athletic only signed Thierry Small during the January transfer window, but his performances have sparked attention elsewhere.
Charlton Athletic signed Small on a short-term contract, with a 12-month extension clause in place to keep him in The Valley for at least one more season. A three-year contract offer is claimed to have been offered, but the former Everton and Southampton prospect is also interested in other opportunities. Derby County were initially linked, and it has since been reported that Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur are resurrecting their earlier interest.

Such interest could put the Addicks in a difficult position in their attempt to keep the 19-year-old ace.

Charlton Athletic should consider these three small replacements.

Mackenzie Hunt, Everton

Everton Player Profile | Mackenzie Hunt | ToffeeWeb
Hunt, 22, has reached the end of his Everton contract.

He’s been engaged in the first team on several times but has yet to make his senior debut, and after impressing in youth football once more this season, he should be looking to move on when his contract expires this summer.

Hunt, like Small, can play both wing-back and full-back. He can also play farther up the pitch as a winger and central midfielder, therefore he might be a valuable addition to the Charlton Athletic squad. Tom Pearce, Wigan Athletic
Pearce has been announced to leave Charlton Athletic, the Addicks’ League One rivals. As he prepares to depart Shaun Maloney’s side, the former Leeds United player should find plenty of third-tier admirers. Pearce, 26, is another left-sided defender who can play full-back or wing-back, and his 20 assists in 105 games for the Latics demonstrate his attacking ability.

As a free agent, he may be an excellent addition to Nathan Jones and company.

Josh Edwards, Dunfermline Athletic

Dunfermline: Josh Edwards reaches 150 club appearances | Dunfermline Press
Last but not least, another lefty has been putting up excellent numbers.

In his most recent season with Dunfermline Athletic in the Scottish Championship, Josh Edwards scored four goals and assisted nine times in 42 games. He’s due for a promotion as his contract nears its end, and Charlton Athletic should provide him with that opportunity.

However, Edwards has attracted interest from other League One clubs, so the Addicks may have to compete for his services.

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