A disappointing 2015-16 season saw Charlton Athletic relegated into the League One of English football.
However, the club are planning to get back into the top division once again. This led to the swift appointment of former Cardiff City manager Russell Slade as the new boss of Charlton. He has been eyeing several new signings in the hope of putting together a quality squad before the start of the new campaign. One of the reported transfer targets for Charlton Athletic is defender Anton Ferdinand, who is unable to get much first-team football at Reading.