It is understood that Karl Robinson’s mission to orchestrate a permanent move for Ben Reeves from Stadium mk to The Valley has halted, and it is understood that Reeves is now unlikely to be a possible option.
The struggling Milton Keynes Dons, who have had an extremely lacklustre first half of the season back in League One – currently sitting at 18th – are not willing to let their number 10 go, who is arguably one of their best players.
However, Robinson and his team have made clear on several occasions, that securing a number 10 attacking midfielder is an urgent priority, in the club’s ambition to push for a play-off position. As a result, the Addicks have turned their attention to Huddersfield Town’s Kyle Dempsey as their new target, who is currently on a season long loan at Fleetwood Town.
Parent clubs have the option to terminate loan deals for their players, in order to recall them and make the decision to loan them to another side, this is often the case when the parent club believe a new move, will be more beneficial for their player, in terms of play-time and development.
The young attacking midfielder, has made a total of 22 appearances for the Cod Army since the start of the season, and Fleetwood have ambitions to secure him on a permanent basis at the end of the season. The youngster’s performances and work-rate being a factor in Fleetwood Town’s ‘overperformance’ this year. Dempsey’s highly energetic and strong link-up play has attracted interest throughout the EFL, including the likes of Oxford United having apparent interest.
It is understood that Charlton have made a formal approach and launched a bid for Kyle Dempsey. However, HITC Sport reported on Sunday, that Huddersfield have rejected the formal bid.
With Karl Robinson’s plans to secure a number 10, so he can truly initiate a natural shift to a 4-2-3-1 formation, preferably before the Millwall derby on January 14th, it is likely that with the Ben Reeves move no longer looking possible, Robinson could increase his formal bid for the young Terriers’ prospect.