Is Varney the new Lisbie?
He has had a great season for us, but every time he gets through on goal you still never sure what is going to happen. The challenge for Charlton is take that natural talent and turn him into a deadly striker, who given a chance will score 9/10 times.
If he gets off to a bad start you may be left with a player that will disappoint, however if he can improve his finishing you have got yourself a player where the sky is the limit.
The Carling Cup game against Man Utd, showed he has got in him. He had the likes of Heinze and Brown back peddling like they were facing Ronaldo for the whole 90 minutes. That night he was like a premiership star. If you can get that out of him more often enjoy some great performances. It won't be through lack of effort or commitment, but I think most Crewe fans still wonder if he can do it at the very highest level.
In summary, you have got a player with real potential, but you haven't signed the next Dean Ashton. Ashton had real class, made the game look easy, always looked like scoring if given half a chance. In fact it was too easy for him at Crewe.