I think it’s time we had a real talk about this player.
Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be another Lee Camp out post, I’m sure there will be plenty of time to discuss him at points further down the line.
In light of his recent red card against Luton Town, as well as some rumours surrounding his future, I feel like it’s worth discussing whether or not we should be keeping hold of club captain Harlee Dean. I’m not going to come down on one side or the other in the matter, I’m going to let you guys fight it out.
According to Vital Charlton, the South London club have submitted a £1.9m bid for the defender, and whilst I don’t expect the club to accept that offer, given how much money the club need to find by the end of the year, who knows, they may not be given much of a choice in the matter.
When you also consider, that following his suspension earlier in the year following the game against Cardiff City, he was initially left out of the side when he came back, and only due to an injury to Marc Roberts against Millwall did he manage to get his place back, so Pep Clotet did show that being the captain doesn’t necessarily mean that he will start every game, and that he can be replaced if he thinks other players are up to it.
Those two actions to me signal that Dean is very much someone that the club could be set to lose in this January transfer window, whether it be because of financial reasons or tactical ones.
Should the club move on from Dean in one way or another?
Do you think that letting Dean leave is an option that the club could be pursuing, or do you believe that the captain still has plenty to give the club, and should be kept at all costs?