Left-back Purrington found first-team chances hard to come by at Rotherham and, despite the Millers’ relegation, he wasn’t expected to be a regular in their side this coming season. Charlton feel he is good enough to feature in the Championship, and they’ve signed him on a three-year deal.
Supporters have taken to Twitter to celebrate the news, but now they want Charlton to bring back Cullen too as the West Ham United midfielder became a real favourite at The Valley last term.
great, now cullen and bilek back please, wouldn’t mind williams too— Hannah Buckland (@hannahbuckland_) July 2, 2019
Good signing , need to keep as many of these lads together from last year as poss. Cullen and Bielik next please— Danny Blackwell (@Fire_Cafc) July 2, 2019
Great to have another of the Wembley side staying. Hopefully no-one else takes a punt on Williams because of his injury record and West Ham and Arsenal do the right thing and give us Cullen and Bielik back for another season. #cafc— David Norris (@Nozza_) July 2, 2019
So.... sign up Purrington, Williams, Oztumer, Amos & Get Cullen and Bielik back on loan! Leaves us probably need 1 more midfielder after that! #Cafc— Callum J Wadlan (@CJW93) July 2, 2019
Sounds good to me ideally Cullen bielik back would be lovely— Louie ⚪️ (@LG_CAFC) June 29, 2019
If #cafc can now just get Johnny Williams, a keeper, a creative wide man, maybe Cullen & bielek back, we COULD have the makings of a side who can at least compete & surprise a few people in the championship. Great academy too, the potential of a CAFC without RD is salivating.— Paul (@tonka87) June 28, 2019
Now for Williams and Cullen! Oh and a few others then I’ll be happy— Timmy (@Headcorn122) July 2, 2019
A report by South London Press last month claimed Charlton boss Lee Bowyer was targeting another season-long loan deal for Cullen, but the speculation has since quietened.
Cullen, who scored or made seven goals for the Addicks last season, isn’t expected to breakthrough at West Ham this season despite his talent and another loan spell would make sense.
The Hammers have the likes of Mark Noble, Declan Rice, Pedro Obiang and Jack Wilshere for midfield options.
Cullen’s contract at the London Stadium, however, does expire next summer therefore West Ham may even consider cashing in on the 23-year-old if they feel he doesn’t have a long-term future at the club.
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