Building a squad
An unexpected name was added to Karl Robinson’s squad this afternoon. Tariqe Fosu, or Tariqe Kumahl Malachi Akwesi Fosu-Henry, to give him his full name, was signed from Reading after compensation was agreed between the Royals and Charlton. Fosu has signed a 2-year deal and looks to me as if he will be a peripheral squad player, at least initially.
Another that likes to play behind the striker, the 21-year old spent last season on loan at Colchester, and gives Robinson another option in his preferred three player behind a lone striker.
Fosu played 34 times last season for Colchester scoring 6 goals and by accounts improved over the season in a more central role as the U’s just missed out on the League Two play-off’s by a point.
I suspect this hasn’t put Robinson off his chase for MK Dons’ Ben Reeves.
Another new name to conjour with is that of Ahmed Kashi. Unless the editor of the OS was playing scrabble he threw those 10 letters into an article yesterday that suggested the Algerian was still alive albeit living in Qatar!
Quite why our head of medical services had to fly out to see the 28-year midfielder and not vice-versa is not clear but it does look as Robinson will be able to meet Kashi for the first time on the club’s pre-season tour to Ireland which begins July 1st.
Kashi has played just 2 games in a Charlton shirt since September 2015 and his contract runs until the summer of 2018.