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Bolton Linked With Garner Move
Saturday, 30th Jun 2018 16:54

Bolton Wanderers are reported to be eyeing a £500,000 move for Blues striker Joe Garner.

According to The Sun, the Trotters are set to make a bid for the 30-year-old, who joined Town from Rangers last summer for a fee believed to be in the region of £750,000, signing a three-year deal with the club having the usual option for a further season.

The Blues are said to be willing to accept offers for the former Preston man with new manager Paul Hurst keen to put his mark on the squad ahead of the new season. Garner, who was born in Blackburn, is also reported to be interested in a move closer to home, which we understand is the case.

The former England U16, U17 and U19 international, who has also played for Carlisle, Watford and Nottingham Forest, made 29 starts and three sub appearances last season, scoring 10 goals before a small fracture to his skull prematurely ended his campaign in March.

The frontman was back training with the rest of the squad at the start of pre-season on Monday.

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WebbyWebster added 17:01 - Jun 30
Piss take, looking at less than we bought him for yet when he's played he's been a rock for us

TheTrueBlue1878 added 17:02 - Jun 30
Move fits for everyone, PH has rarely used two strikers up front, and I can't see him dislodging Waghorn. Looks like Garner wants the move, PH looks like he wants the move, makes sense all round.

runaround added 17:03 - Jun 30
If one striker is to be sold much rather it was Garner than Waghorn

casanovacrow added 17:06 - Jun 30
Taking a loss on a player who was a first choice when fit last season doesn't sound logical, I'm guessing this is just The Sun being The Sun.

Lord_Mac added 17:06 - Jun 30
Back to 4-5-1 then? Or 4-3-3? We seem to have shipped defenders and strikers and brought in wingers and physios!

RegencyBlue added 17:07 - Jun 30
Rather he goes than Waghorn to be honest.


Blue_Heath added 17:08 - Jun 30
Don't get the love in for Garner, poor player for me. Too interested in diving rather than trying to score a goal or win the ball. Can't see how's he's devalued by a third in a year though, need to get our outlay back and put it towards a new centre back.

BlueandTruesince82 added 17:11 - Jun 30
No issue if we get our money back. Like him, think he's a nuisance but rather him than Waghorn and if he wants to go then replaceable

johnno added 17:12 - Jun 30
If this idle gossip continues how about Paul Hurst already being concidered for the narwich job once the german is sacked Come on !!!!!!!

Len_Brennan added 17:14 - Jun 30
Webster, gone, Bart, unlikely to stay & now our 2 star signings from last season heavily linked with moves away. Not the best few days I can remember for the club.

jas0999 added 17:18 - Jun 30
I’m sure this won’t be popular, but I really don’t rate Garner. He is a typical MM type player. Limited skill, But puts himself about - often fouling. He’s not my cup of tea. I doubt he is PHs either.

That said, unless as always the fee received plus wages is fully reinvested into the playing squad, then it would be pointless selling him.

PortmanTerrorist added 17:25 - Jun 30
PH looks like a man with a VERY clear plan. If players don't fit for whatever reason then we will have to accept that reality.

If Garner does go i could only assume PH has seen better around the Club, or just doesn't fancy him. Either way, most likely scenario is it is The Sun talking out its backside.....not for the first time

cat added 17:25 - Jun 30
Garner brings goals to the table, but as Jas says he likes to throw himself on the deck a bit. Not as bothered about this one as I would be if Waghorn leaves. Need some height in the front line. All change at ITFC and that’s all good in my book.

Radlett_blue added 17:26 - Jun 30
Garner is now a year older & seems increasingly injury prone so £500k seems about right. Will be interested in whom Hurst wants to bring in though as don't see Waghorn as a lone striker.

Jewels added 17:35 - Jun 30
Not too bothered by this, he is too much of a drama queen for me

Nazemariner added 17:36 - Jun 30
^^The lack of footballing knowledge from some of our fanbase is simply staggering^^

tractorboybig added 17:40 - Jun 30
yes but there is no one out there to replace him for that money.

Vanisleblue2 added 17:42 - Jun 30
I like Garner and I like Waghorn. Both seem like toughened players not fresh kids (Nydam, Dozzell, Folami, Bishop, Kenlock etc.)
From our current squad I would not want to lose either of these or Bart, Chambo...keep some steel in the spine of the squad

whosroundisitanyway added 17:45 - Jun 30
Starting to get quite excited !
Think there's a masterplan brewing here???
I for one will give it time to ferment.

OwainG1992 added 17:55 - Jun 30
Lol p*ss off

Cheshire_Blue added 17:56 - Jun 30
Why not sell the whole squad and close down ?

itsonlyme added 18:02 - Jun 30
Tractorboybig - spot on!

boltzak added 18:12 - Jun 30
At this rate we won’t have 11 players left at the start of the season.

toxtethblue added 18:34 - Jun 30
Sell everyone, sell all assets, should be able to raise a fair bit. Still some of you would be singing ME's praises!! Is the penny starting to drop yet?!!

leftie1972 added 18:49 - Jun 30
No no no. We cannot sell anymore strikers!

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