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Transfer Gossip: Which Way Will Jay Go?

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So according to friend of the site Marc Iles, Bolton Wanderers' captain Jay Spearing will reveal his future tomorrow.

Word of talks between the player and both Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic have been doing the rounds for a while, and Marc's tweet about 'local media agreeing to embargo' the news only supports that. Why would other local media outlets care about his future, unless he was moving to their patch?

Interesting stuff.

The former Liverpool man has blown hot and cold at Bolton, with some very high highs and some fairly low lows, but the general consensus amongst fans seems to indicate a preference for him to stay.

With a move to Wigan and Blackburn, Spearing could expect to play every week at a level where he has proven himself comfortable. I would bet, given the cash that both have, he would earn more there than at the Reebok, too.

If he was to stay then he would be taking a gamble. His struggles in the Championship in seasons past indicates a tendency to struggle at the higher level and it can be argued that his most consistent period of form in his whole career came last season in Division Three.

So which way will Jay go?

I hope he stays and fights to prove the doubters wrong. His stellar first season at the club was swiftly followed by two horrible seasons (including his loan spell at Blackburn), and it would be a shame for him to go without righting those wrongs, but I can also see the attraction of remaining in League One where he would likely be in the top 20 players in the division.

Marc has promised us an answer tomorrow. Which way will he go? No idea.