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Bolton Targeting Nsiala Move
Wednesday, 8th Jan 2020 14:47

TWTD understands that Bolton Wanderers are eyeing a permanent move for Blues central defender Toto Nsiala.

Nsiala, 27, has been in and out of the Town side in recent weeks having recovered from the hamstring injury he suffered in pre-season.

The Kinshasa-born DR Congo international, who grew up in Liverpool, joined the Blues from Shrewsbury in the summer of 2018 in a double deal with Jon Nolan, following their former Shrews manager Paul Hurst to Portman Road.

In total Nsiala, who is contracted to Town until the summer of 2021 with the club having an option for a further season, has made 28 starts and five sub appearances for the Blues, scoring once.

If Nsiala’s departure for the Trotters is confirmed, it is likely to lead to further speculation that the Blues could look to re-sign former central defender Tommy Smith, who is continuing to train with the U23s at Playford Road having left the Colorado Rapids during the MLS close season.

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Girthyguy added 14:49 - Jan 8
Il drive him there now.

itfc58 added 14:49 - Jan 8
Sorry Toto but off you go . Happy days

MrTown added 14:52 - Jan 8
Heard this 2 days ago, thought it was horse waffle though. Heard it is only a loan move though.

I think it could do the lad good for a fresh start.

He is a lovely man, met him a couple of times. Disguesting the way he has been treated on social, he'll know his own level of performance has been good enough.

OsborneOneNil added 14:57 - Jan 8
He was by far our best defender at Pompey, prior to being pulled.

itfcjoe added 14:59 - Jan 8
What an upgrade Smith for Nsiala would be

BaddowBlue1 added 15:00 - Jan 8
I take it that Bolton's finances are in a better state than they were earlier in the season otherwise I suspect this will be a loan. Would like Tommy Smith back but that depends on his MLS Status.

runningout added 15:08 - Jan 8
Needs new start, like a few more!! Toto Nsiala will shine at Bolton

ChrisFelix added 15:08 - Jan 8
If Bolton are involved does that mean we will give away

kozmik added 15:10 - Jan 8
snap their hands off!

tebbo28 added 15:24 - Jan 8
I'm amazed at this. Who on earth does their scouting?

BangTheBomb added 15:27 - Jan 8
Get rid Town - He has been a liability this season.

Lightningboy added 15:31 - Jan 8
Smith in
Nsiala out

No Brainer.

herfie added 15:38 - Jan 8
Probably in all parties’ best interests, if the financial nitty gritty can be sorted. Sadly I think both his confidence, and credibility with supporters, are shot.

He may yet prove to be another one who got away, and then made good; but I wouldn’t put a great deal of money it. He’s been below par at this level, and would not cut it in the C’ship. But would wish him well, with a fresh start, if this move happens. He did his best for us.

tractorboybig added 15:46 - Jan 8
give hi away ...............please crap amongst crap

Fatboy added 16:09 - Jan 8
If nothing else, he'd get a lot of practice at defending at Bolton.

Tractorboy1985 added 16:15 - Jan 8
Problem is Fatboy he can’t defend!!! Absolute cart horse! Makes drissa diallo look like bobby Moore! Horrific signing by Wurst.. like most were! Move him on ASAP!

bluebare added 16:30 - Jan 8
At times has been immense like Swansea away and is bigger and faster than rest of the defence often played on the wrong side just needs someone alongside him to guide like John McGreal did for Titus. It will bite us send Chambers instead

Nazemariner added 16:45 - Jan 8
Hasn’t done enough for us, and he won’t be given the chance to do so by our impatient fan base. A move would probably be best for both parties.

Re: Smith. Love him to bits, but I certainly haven’t forgotten the amount of errors he would make that would in goals conceded.

dukey44 added 16:49 - Jan 8
Sitting in a restaurant in Barcelona at mo and nearly fell off my chair reading this... Please some one pick him up and take him over to Bolton... 👍

BeattiesBackPocket added 16:50 - Jan 8
It’s a shame as he was immense against Leeds end of last season but other than that been largely disappointing so may be good for both parties. Shame it hasn’t worked out

MaySixth added 16:59 - Jan 8
We need to drive a hard bargain. No rush to sell.

Saxonblue74 added 17:01 - Jan 8
I can't believe anyone is coming in for him! He may be a nice guy as people are saying but some say I am too, you wouldn't want me in your back 4 though!!!

BluePayne added 17:06 - Jan 8
He had a good start here at town but dipped in quality recently. Smith has always been a favourite of mine so this is a no brainer, wonder what the fee would likely to be considering how much we paid for him/Nolan?

BangaloreBlues added 17:14 - Jan 8
Tommy Smith?
Yes please...

BurleysGloryDays added 17:27 - Jan 8
It's s shame but the two times I saw him this season, he was very poor.

I hope he does well elsewhere

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