Love Island Contestant Dennon Lewis Is 'Close' To Transfer To The Championship This Summer
Getting 13 goals & 10 assists this season has been a blast! Started a bit late with a short #LoveIsland stint, but being top of the league couldn't be achieved without the whole team!#football #sport #champions #wealdstone pic.twitter.com/XjMYdWgzmH- Dennon Lewis (@DennonOfficial) May 23, 2020
He helped National League South side Wealdstone secure promotion after scoring 13 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions.
And now Lewis is being tracked by a number of professional clubs, including Sunderland, Oxford and Huddersfield but it appears Championship side Charlton are leading the race to sign the former Love Island star.
The club's head of recruitment Steve Gallen has already contacted Wealdstone over a transfer, with Charlton showing an interest in agreeing a £50,000 fee, according to The Sun.
:newspaper2:️ Charlton Athletic, Huddersfield Town, Sunderland, Oxford United and Leyton Orient are all reportedly interested in signing striker Dennon Lewis. :soccer:- Football League Zone (@TheFLZone) June 30, 2020
The 23-year-old scored 14 goals last season for Wealdstone after appearing in Love Island... :beach:️ pic.twitter.com/tK6II8PuKL
In 2018, Lewis spoke out against the racist abuse he received from his own club's fans at Scottish side Falkirk.
"I have never gone through a period like this in my life," he said at the time. "I know that I will not and cannot stand for this."
"From a personal standpoint, never in a million years would I have expected to be subject to racial abuse from Falkirk fans."
He took a break from the game to try his luck in Love Island but always maintained that he would return to football afterwards. "Most definitely, 100% I'll want to go back to playing football after I leave the villa."
Now the 23-year-old is being heavily linked with a big move in the summer. What a journey it has been.