Sheffield Wednesday look set to miss out on target as Charlton Athletic hone in on 23-goal striker

Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough both look to have missed out on Leyton Orient striker Macauley Bonne, with Charlton Athletic believed to be on the verge of landing the highly-rated goal machine.

Monday, 17th June 2019, 11:18 am
Updated Monday, 17th June 2019, 12:17 pm

The 23-year-old dazzled in the National League last season, putting in the kind of performances that demonstrated a level of class far beyond the standard of the competition, and bagging 23 goals in the process.

The hot-shot's efforts certainly haven't gone unnotticed, with a host of Championship sides believed to be interested in acquiring his services.

According to The Sun's Chris Cadden, Bonne is set to sign a four year contract with Charlton Athletic on Monday morning, with the club shelling out an estimated £200k to seal the deal.

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Charlton powered their way back into the Championship last season, and manager Lee Bowyer looks determined to invest heavily in new talent in the transfer window in order to help his side compete this season.

With a host of strikers already on the books, the news is unlikely to come as too much of a disappointment to Owls fans, who may well prefer to see the club's budget spent on strengthening more sparse areas of the squad.

Defender Julian Borner and winger Moses Odubajo are both expected to join Wednesday this summer, as Steve Bruce looks to assemble a side capable of pushing for promotion in the 2019/20 campaign.