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Transfer Gossip: Adam Le Fondre in demand

Fans favourite Alfie is a loan target for many a club

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It’s reported that several clubs are lining up loan offers for out of favour Bolton Wanderers striker Adam Le Fondre.

As the transfer window draws to a close and with Le Fondre still surprisingly missing out on game time despite the swift exit of position rival loanee Adam Armstrong, it is unsurprising that the proven goalscorer is now a target for several clubs who would be able to utilise him to his full potential.

With manager Phil Parkinson still unable to find a way for Alfie to fit in to his rigid system, it seems like a loan move away would probably suit both parties. However, as a fans favourite and the support and recognition which Le Fondre receives from the stands, for supporters to see him on the move again would be a real kick in the teeth.

Since playing such a crucial part in helping us return to the Championship, Adam has only made three starts this season for the Whites and he has been unable to get a run together in terms of both appearances and goals. It is therefore understandable that the striker will be looking to re-ignite the flame that we all know he has in his locker elsewhere.

Despite the adoration which Le Fondre receives from Wanderers fans which he often recognises via social media, his desire for game time and to start scoring goals again means the striker has a dilemma on his hands.

Having previously been on loan at current league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers and spent the majority of his career out on loan from former parent club Cardiff, Le Fondre has seemingly often found himself unsettled on numerous occasions throughout his career and as the 31 year-old enters the last few years of his playing years, to find himself at a loose end again is a real shame for the lad.

One club in particular who may be interested in re-signing the forward is Rotherham United. Re-kindling a similar love affair to which he has with Wanderers at Rotherham may be an inviting option for Alfie should The Millers make a swoop for him.

Similarly, Rochdale fans seem very keen on Le Fondre making a return to Spotland, however, neither of these clubs have been formally identified as interested parties as of yet.

Sadly, losing Alf wouldn’t be that much of a loss to Parkinson by the looks of it making a move away even more likely and pretty much inevitable.

Despite these only being potential loan moves, the likelihood would be now that Le Fondre would either extend his stay at that club and/or would be permanently shipped out in summer which would be a great shame and would anger many a Bolton fan who know what he can do given the chance.

This however is all purely speculation and Alfie’s future at the club remains to be decided. Fingers crossed this isn't the end of our number 9’s time at the club just yet.