The end of Watt
At Charlton at least. According to Rich Cawley the enigmatic Scottishman travelled to Belgium today to sign for 2nd Division side OH Leuven. Watt is in his last year of his Addicks’ contract and it is unsure whether Charlton can cash in with a fee or the 23-year old goes on a season long loan leaving him a free agent in the summer.
This will be Watt’s third time in Belgium and his 9th club and this stop off in Flanders has to be his last chance to form some sort of prolonged career for himself.
Watt packing up his bag at his Thameside apartment last night for the umpteenth time sent this farewell on Twitter:
Watt represented every emotion of being a Charlton fan in the Duchatelet era. False hope, the odd bit of excitement but mostly disappointment and despair. Watt is a talented footballer with a good heart, but his application and attitude has a big question mark over him.
I truly hope that Tony Watt can make a go of it in Belgium and wish him all the best.
Whether it is permanent or a loan it does free up a good wage and suddenly if I look at the bench today the squad does once again look skeleton like. We are so light up front and Robinson has to be allowed to bring in at least one striker and perhaps another winger.