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Transfer Gossip: Bolton Wanderers linked with Everton striker

A potential backup for Wanderers?

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According to The Sun journalist Alan Nixon, Bolton Wanderers are being linked with a move for Everton striker, Boris Mathis.

So who is Boris Mathis?

Well, the 20 year old striker started his career in the youth ranks with Olympique Lyonnais and FC Metz, before turning professional in 2016 with Metz.

After a season playing for Metz’ reserve side, Mathis signed for Everton on a free transfer in 2017.

Mathis was subsequently loaned to League One side Northampton Town in the January transfer window.

After playing five times without scoring, Mathis’ loan was cut short in April.

Caretaker Northampton boss Dean Austin stated at the time:

“I made the decision about Boris,” said Austin following a 4-0 home defeat by Charlton in which Mathis came on for the final 22 minutes.

”You have to make decisions as a manager that you think are going to help the group. I need people around who want to play for this football club, players that will give their heart and soul and every last drop of sweat and blood for this team and do what they’ve got to do to get the results we strive for.”

If reports are to be believed, Wanderers want Mathis as part of the squad, which may mean a loan move away for Connor Hall.

Wanderers are in the market for two new strikers. We know one is Josh Magennis, with Charlie Wyke and Joe Garner rumoured to be the other targets.

Who do you think is more likely - Wyke or Garner? Let us know in the comments box below.