Dion Charles in action for Accrington Stanley against Northampton Town

According to Derby Telegraph, Cardiff City, Derby County and Huddersfield Town are all interested in signing Accrington Stanley striker Dion Charles this summer.

The striker is believed to have impressed many Championship clubs this season and could be snapped up for a bargain fee of £1.5 million.

Wayne Rooney’s side have struggled for goals all season and it comes as no surprise that they are keen to bolster their attack for next season.

The Rams have managed only 30 goals in 40 league games, only Birmingham City and Wycombe Wanderers have scored fewer.

The link to Dion Charles comes a week after the Rams were linked with Luton Town striker James Collins.

It may be a surprise that Cardiff City are looking at Charles considering they only purchased Max Watters in January. However, Watters has struggled to get going in South Wales and is struggling for game time.

Mick McCarthy will be looking to add his own stamp on the squad and may see Charles as a good strike partner for Kieffer Moore.

Huddersfield are in a similar position to Derby, struggling for goals and lacking a natural goalscorer.

The Terries brought Yaya Sanogo in in the January window and last week announced former Everton man Oumar Niasse had joined until the end of the season.

Dion Charles may be a perfect fit at Huddersfield as he’s young, hungry and willing to learn – all things the Terriers look for when signing players these days. 

Charles joined Accrington from Southport in 2019 and has found the net 25 times in 67 league appearances for the club, including 18 goals this season.

He made his international debut for Northern Ireland in a friendly against the USA last month.

Charles started his career as a trainee at Blackpool and went on to play for AFC Flyde and Fleetwood Town.

He is a natural goal scorer and, given their short supply, it’s easy to see why he’s high on many Championship clubs’ watchlists.

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