According to The Sun journalist Alan Nixon, Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Ben Amos is being linked with a loan move to Millwall.
Nixon wrote on twitter this morning:
Ben Amos hasn’t played for Bolton since the disastrous 2015/16 season, spending time on loan at Cardiff City and Charlton Athletic.
Amos enjoyed a good spell at The Valley last season, keeping fourteen clean sheets in forty-six league games. Amos has gone on record to state he would be open to a move back to Charlton, telling the South London Press:
“I wouldn’t rule anything out, to be honest with you. I’ve said it is the most enjoyable season for me, even with all the ups and downs. It is such a great club and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.”
Amos also spoke about his future with Bolton:
“I’ve not spoken to anyone at the club. I imagine it will be a similar situation to last season, where I’m expecting not to go away with them in pre-season. I’m expecting games to be played, that kind of thing. I’m ready for all of that.
“I’ve said it before but I have got so much trust in my agent James Featherstone – he is one of the very best. He has got a great moral compass in an industry where that is hard to come by. So I’ll leave all that in his capable hands. I’m ready to go in every day, whether that is training with the first team or the under-18s I’ll give it my all every day, as I always will.”
Amos is one of the higher earners left on Bolton’s books, and if Phil Parkinson doesn’t see a future for him, then it’s best to let him leave.
It’s been reported by Nixon that if the move were to happen, then Millwall would have to pay a substantial amount of his wage.
I wouldn’t be surprised if this move happens because of Lee Turner, Millwall’s new goalkeeping coach. Turner was of course Wanderers’ former coach and also worked with Amos at Charlton last season.