With Bolton's pre-season training camp in Spain wrapping in up, the Trotters are ready to return home and carry on getting ready for the new season. Dougie Freedman has signed six players but is not yet done, likely not by a long stretch. So far, Bolton Wanderers have brought in Marc Tierney, Alex Baptiste, Hayden White, Rob Hall, Conor Wilkinson, and, yesterday's addition, Gary Fraser but by all indications, a winger and at least one more striker are still on the cards.
The longest-standing rumor thus far has been about Leicester City man Jermaine Beckford. First, Bolton were priced out, then a fee was agreed, the fee was then thrown at the window, and now the transfer is nearing completion but not yet done. It's been a saga to say the least but the transfer, according to various reports out of Leicester and Bolton, is still on track.
There is a new rumor which has just emerged about a different Leicester City striker and Bolton Wanderers are apparently not the only interested team. According to an exclusive report from News at Den, the Trotters have enquired about 23-year-old striker Martyn Waghorn along with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Millwall. It is Wolves who are on the front foot with manager Kenny Jackett having reportedly already bid for the player with a £500,000 package.
Waghorn wants playing time and is relatively far down the pecking order at the King Power Stadium. According to the News at Den report, he would prefer a Championship stay, not wanting to drop down to League One.
Last season, Waghorn made 28 appearances for Leicester City in all competitions, starting in just 11 of those. He scored three times and assisted five goals in that stretch. The striker started in Dougie Freedman's second game in charge of Bolton Wanderers, a 0-0 draw at the Reebok Stadium, going 85 minutes in that game.
Waghorn was also an England U21 international, making five appearances and scoring twice between 2011 and 2012.