Liverpool Transfer News: Bolton Manager Owen Coyle Wants David N'Gog
The Liverpool striker could well be out on his way to the Reebok, to ply his trade under the trained eyes of Bolton gaffer, Owen Coyle, next season.
The dynamic 22-year old French starlet has been struggling to find a place in the Reds’ first-team and the January arrivals of attacking duo Suarez and Carroll have further dampened his spirits. Ngog has been pretty impressive in the pre-season tour of the Reds and wants to showcase his skills by playing more regularly.
Ngog was close to joining Sunderland earlier this summer as bait in the deal for midfielder Jordan Henderson, but the deal did not materialise. Bolton Manager Owen Coyle has a natural knack for identifying and developing young talent and it may be in the best interest of all the stakeholders involved, if the deal eventually goes through. He could be the fourth signing for Bolton this week, with Burnley pair Chris Eagles and Tyrone Mears both expected to seal a £2.75million deal in the next 48 hours, and free-agent Nigel Reo-Coker also in advanced talks.
“I think Burnley have made public that the offer has been accepted and they are both very good players who I know well from my time there,” he said.
“But they are not signed yet. We still have some negotiating to do.
“I’m in negotiations with a number of players but until they are signed and sealed we won’t go making a song and dance about it.”
After conceding defeat in the pursuit of Barca starlet Jeffren, who could not agree personal terms with Bolton, Owen Coyle is looking for young, quality attack-minded players keeping in mind his limited coffers. David Ngog fits the bill perfectly and can be a natural substitute for last-year’s sensation Johan Elmander who is set to move to Turkish giants, Galatasaray. Coyle was visibly frustrated with Jeffren’s attitude and did not mince his words when contemplating about the deal. Speaking to the Bolton News, he said:
“I don’t wait and see with anyone. “Either you want to play for this football club, or you don’t.
“I have not talked to Jeffren or his representatives, so the story makes it out that it’s a bit further down the line than it is, but if it isn’t going to happen, then we’ll move on.”
Coyle is adamant on landing Ngog to bolster his side’s attacking prowess and believes that a £4million bid will be enough to lure the Frenchman to Reebok. With the Reds willing to do business, the only stumbling block could be the Reds’ £6million valuation of the player, who, they think has enormous potential and the required talent to complement it.
Will Ngog fit at Reebok or will the Reds decline the deal? More to follow…