Charlton have met their need for a goalkeeper by taking a player from Bolton Wanderers,the deal being concluded on Saturday. 27 year old Ben Amos joined Wanderers from Manchester United in 2015 after a successful loan spell during the 2014/2015 season.
Amos has played 53 times for Bolton, and was one of a number of under performing players during Wanderers' dismal 2015/2016 season, which saw Wanderers relegated to League One. Ben Amos spent last season on loan with Cardiff City, playing sixteen games before a poor run of form saw him dropped out of the first team.
Amos fell out of favour after Cardiff signed Allan McGregor, with Neil Warnock stating: 'Ben Amos is here until the end of the season, and he's played for two clubs so we can't move him. It's a ridiculous rule.'
Some 'oop North think it's a shame Amos will not be given a chance to redeem himself in the eyes of Bolton fans. Saying that, some fans would probably say he doesn't deserve one.
The fact of the matter is, with three goalkeepers ahead of him in the queue, plus the fact that he's one of the highest earners in the club, it was inevitable that Amos was going to be moved on.
Apparently, it is going to be a one year loan deal. When he was at Cardiff, Bolton paid a substantial proportion of his wages.