clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Bolton's bid for Lonergan Fails to Meet Expectations

Andy Lonergan looks set to leave the club...but where's his next move?(Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Andy Lonergan looks set to leave the club...but where's his next move?(Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Getty Images

The Bolton News is this morning reporting that Bolton's bid for Andy Lonergan has vailed to meet Leeds' valuation.

It became apparent that Bolton made a move for Lonergan yesterday after weeks of rumours surrounding a possible move.

Although it is not known how much Leeds want for Lonergan (My suggestion would be maximum of £750,000), it is believed the bid fell way short of the asking price from Leeds.

The Yorkshire Evening Post report today that Lonergan won't be available to leave until a replacement is found...pretty straight forward there and doesn't need much common sense.

The name on everyone's lips to replace him is Paddy Kenny, if you didn't know this then I'm guessing you've been to space for the past few months. Kenny is currently on his final short-break of the pre-season before returning to England ready for pre-season.

If Kenny joins Leeds then Lonergan would presumably be placed as the reserve keeper...something I'm sure he isn't interested in. His current deal runs out in two years and Bolton boss Owen Coyle is an admirer of him from his time as Burnley manager.

It is unknown whether Bolton are prepared to increase their offer with Coyle thought to have other options up his sleeve.