Luton boss confirms he has inquired about Addicks winger Doughty but believes Charlton attacker is 'beyond' Town's budget

Hatters chief a fan of Athletic's talented youngster

Charlton Athletic winger Alfie Doughty
Charlton Athletic winger Alfie Doughty

Luton boss Nathan Jones has admitted the Hatters have inquired about Charlton Athletic winger Alfie Doughty, but expects to be priced out of a move for the 21-year-old.

Addicks boss Lee Bowyer confirmed this week that he expects the highly-rated midfielder to move on from the Valley during the January transfer window, with three Championship clubs all agreeing terms for his signature.

There had been speculation online that Luton would be one of them, but although a big fan of the player, who has made 41 appearances for Charlton, scoring three times, Jones doesn't expect him to end up at Kenilworth Road.

He said: "We really like him and we inquired about him in the summer, but I think he might go beyond our budget at this point to be honest with you.

"We like him as a player, but he’s a Charlton player, so I won’t comment too much.

"We did inquire about him in the summer, because he's the type we like, but he will go above our finances at this point.”