According to The News Shopper, the fee which Bolton Wanderers bid for Charlton Athletic striker Josh Magennis has been revealed.
The article from The News Shopper states:
“Charlton rejected a bid in excess of £500,000 from Bolton for Josh Magennis on transfer deadline day, News Shopper understands.
Wanderers lost star striker Gary Madine to Cardiff and Magennis was earmarked as a late replacement.
But their big money bid was turned down by unpopular Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet”.
It might not seem to be such a big deal from the outside, but for Wanderers fans, this news is huge.
Wanderers haven’t bought a player for over three years, when Neil Lennon paid a nominal fee to sign Filip Twardzik from Celtic FC.
Bolton failed in their pursuit to find a replacement for Gary Madine. It was revealed yesterday by Marc Iles of The Bolton News that Bolton tried to sign Derby County’s Chris Martin, Middlesbrough’s Ashley Fletcher (former Bolton academy player) and Ipswich Town’s David McGoldrick after 6pm on Deadline Day.
Martin ended up at Reading, whilst Fletcher went to Sunderland.
Wanderers will continue to look for a new striker in the free agent market.
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