Former King’s Lynn and Norwich City striker Dom Dwyer close to Charlton Athletic loan during MLS close season
09:15 10 January 2014
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Striker Dom Dwyer has moved one step closer to his dream of playing professional football in England.
The one-time Norwich City Academy player has been training with Charlton in the hope of securing a loan move during Major League Soccer’s close season in America. However, his plans have remained on hold this month while the Addicks have been the subject of a £20m takeover bid by Belgian businessman Roland Duchatelet.
The 67-year-old’s company Staprix NV acquired 100pc of the Championship outfit’s shares this week after the final legal formalities were completed, giving the green light for a new era at The Valley – with Dwyer hoping to be a part of it.
Boss Chris Powell wasted no time in immediately adding a new face to his squad by landing Standard Liege midfielder Astrit Ajdarevi for a six-month period. Now Dwyer, who spent his teenage years living in King’s Lynn, confirmed he is also hoping to complete a deal. Other outfits are rumoured to be keen on bringing the Sporting Kansas City star across the Atlantic for the next couple of months, but the 23-year-old, who admitted he has already enjoyed his time with Athletic, has his heart set on the London team.
Dwyer is thought to have impressed Powell this winter after becoming a huge hit Stateside since taking up a soccer scholarship at Texas’ Tyler Junior College in 2009. His profile reached new levels last year when he capped a memorable season by lifting the MLS Cup – a competition won by global icon and fellow countryman David Beckham – with KC in December.
That success came off the back of the hitman’s loan spell at third tier Orlando City where he bagged 15 goals in 13 games to help his temporary club win the USL Pro championship.