Bowyer makes Aribo admission
Lee Bowyer has admitted that Charlton are powerless to stop Joe Aribo leaving to join a bigger club.
The Addicks midfielder has attracted interest from other clubs, including Arsenal and Rangers.
Speaking to TalkSport via Football London, Bowyer said: “There are other clubs interested him – we can’t deny that – and they are going to blow us out of the water with what he gets offered.
“We can’t fight against that. At the end of the day, we have a budget, and that’s what it is.
“It is going to be tough to keep him. If it had been clubs at our level in the Championship, or even League One, trying to get him then yes, he would have stayed with us.
“But there are Premier League clubs in for him, and in Scotland, Rangers are interested as well.
“There are also clubs in France and Germany interested in him, so there is tough competition to fight against, but if a Premier League club comes in for you, with the financial side of things, and the playing side to play with top players, it is a tough thing for a young kid to turn down.”