Speaking to Radio 5Live before the Eastleigh match Neil Lennon confirmed that Mark Davies would be joining Sheffield Wednesday. The reports earlier in the week were that a £700,000 offer had been tabled by the Sheffield club (for more on those reports click here). This came after an offer of a reported £500,000 said to be from Middlesbrough was rejected.
The sale of Davies will remove around £1 million from the Bolton Wanderers wage bill which as we all know is in dire need of trimming down. Davies is one of the clubs highest earners on a reported £16,000 a week.
Lennon also confirmed that there had been a bid for Zach Clough. Reports are that this was a bid of £3 million from Bristol City. There were a series of other rumours relating to interested parties but so far it appears only City have tabled an offer for the player (for other rumours click here).
Talk today is that Clough has met City manager Steve Cotterill in a hotel in Bristol in order to discuss the move.
That money will no doubt come as a welcome relief to the club as they look to pay off the £2 million bill to HMRC before their court date in mid-January. Though the club does not want to sell its young assets it was always likely that the club would be forced to cash in on their most valuable asset.
While talking to 5Live Lennon also described the pitch for today’s match against Eastleigh as horrendous. Bolton will no doubt though still be looking for a win as they look forward to life without two key members of the first team squad.