With the start of the season getting closer and closer, Bolton Wanderers need some players, especially defenders. The Football Manc Cave has had a look at the free agents available to the club and has picked out two realistic options to who could move to the League One side.
With all the financial and behind the scenes issues at the club, it’s been very hard for Bolton to develop their squad over the summer. The Bolton News has only recently revealed that the club is still not offering contracts to free agents until the takeover gets the green light.
When Bolton do sort their issues, there are a number of players who have been let go as free agents. This would be a perfect option for Phil Parkinson’s side as the administrators and new owners sort the debt that’s been left with the club.
With that in mind, we have picked out two realistic and sensible options from Transfer Markt‘s list of free agents.
If you look at Bolton’s squad, they are especially falling short of defenders so I was always going to pick a defender for the options here. Spence is now 29 years old and has been around. He’s a product of West Ham’s youth until he broke into their first team in 2007 however, he has been on loan to several clubs from 2008 to 2014.
Most recently, Spence has been with Milton Keynes and Ipswich Town. The defender has also been called up to the England squad at nearly every youth level, from Under 16’s to Under 21’s.
He’d be a great addition to the team as they need an experienced defender. He’s not only experienced in the team’s he’s been at and the years of football behind him, but also with how he has been playing in League One for years. Bolton needs players that are used to the league as they start their new campaign.
I’ve picked a midfielder here, however, he’s a comfortable defensive midfielder. The 27-year-old has been with Birmingham, Cardiff and Leeds in the past. He’s most recently been at Rotherham and just like our first pick, Spence, he’s spent the last two years at Ipswich. In those two years, he only managed 5 games so he will be in need of a club that could give him starts. With the lack of options Parkinson has at the minute, he could be a pony of interest.
After all the issues that have been ongoing with the club, it’s going to be hard for them to sign anyone with the fact that players went unpaid last season. As much as free agents would love to snap up a club, they’d be wary of the fact they need their wages to be paid and at the minute, the take over at Bolton is still up in the air. Let’s hope and pray that everything can be taken control of soon.