Parkinson to spend on striker
Charlton boss Phil Parkinson could spend money in the transfer market for the first time.
Last Updated: 27/07/10 12:26pm
Charlton boss Phil Parkinson could spend money in the transfer market for the first time since taking over at The Valley.
The Addicks boss is in the hunt for a striker and has been given the go-ahead by chairman Richard Murray to spend.
Parkinson was appointed in December 2008 but has yet to dip into the club's coffers, however with just Akpo Sodje and Tamer Tuna to choose from up front, Murray now felt that the time was right.
"Phil has done very well on transfers but I do agree with him that we are three or four senior players short, particularly in the striking department," Murray told the South London Press.
"We are looking at two targets up front and we know we need someone who has proven that they can score goals.
"Phil hasn't spent any money on signings in his time here but he has done a great job. If we need to pay a small fee to prise one or two people away from their clubs, then we will do that. We're working as hard as we can within the resources we have."
Semedo no go
Murray has also stated his determination to retain the services of star midfielder Jose Semedo, who has been the subject of interest from several clubs.
Reading are among those to be keeping tabs on the 25-year-old, but Murray claims it would take a big offer to even tempt him to sell.
"Jose is the last person we would want to sell," Murray added.
"Unless we get a ridiculous offer, he will be staying with us because we don't want to lose him."