Everyone always seems to forget that David Ngog is just 24 years old, only two years older than Marvin Sordell. Perhaps it is because he made his move to Liverpool at just 19 years old and it feels like he's been part of the English football landscape for just about forever. There is definitely an argument to be made for keeping David Ngog around as the odds are he has not yet reached his peak. That said, it's looking increasingly likely that Bolton Wanderers fans will not see that day.
Apparently, French side Bordeaux have been tracking Ngog since January and the Bolton striker sounds like a return to his home country is right up his alley. In an interview (by way of Sky Sports), David Ngog stated what appears to be his intentions:
"I have a contract until 2014 with Bolton. If there is an opportunity for them to cash in on me and for me to play at the top level again, it will be fantastic.
"To return in France in Ligue 1 could be fantastic for me and my career. I have enjoyed my time in England so far and I can deliver at the top level."
David Ngog seemed to find some footing in the Bolton team this year with his performances quickly appealing to the fans. He moved from Liverpool to Bolton in the summer of 2012 for a reported fee of £4 million and failed to kick on with the Trotters right away. Over the course of the 2012/13 campaign, he scored eight times (tied for Bolton's second-top scorer) and assisted five others in 31 league matches. The striker was injured at the start of the season, missing most of the summer and the first few matches before getting hurt again, just ahead of the season's final few matches.
What do you think? Would you like David Ngog to stay or be happy to sell him? At what price point would you be comfortable with letting him go?