Bolton Wanderers have confirmed that they only have 14 players contracted to the club ahead of next season.
With just 51 days to go before the start of the new season and pre-season training set to begin later this month, Bolton have confirmed that they only have 14 players contracted to the club and only eight of them have started a game in the EFL.
The club have confirmed that the following players are currently under contract, either as professional or a third year scholar: Ben Alnwick, Jordan Boon, Eddie Brown, Luca Connell, Ronan Darcy, Liam Edwards, Connor Hall, Jason Lowe, Josh Magennis, Remi Matthews, Luke Murphy, Erhun Oztumer, Dennis Politic and Yoan Zouma.
Bolton were relegated from the Championship last season and will begin next season in League One with a twelve-point deduction, after being placed into administration last month.
It has been a terrible few months for Bolton, both on and off the field and some players have decided to leave the club, after they were not paid their wages on time.
However, Bolton released a statement today on behalf of their administrators, confirming that a preferred takeover bidder for the club has been identified and notified of their successful offer.
The preferred bidder has agreed to inject £1million into the club in order to fund the immediate running of the club and the rebuilding of the playing squad.
This is definitely a concern for Bolton, so close to the start of pre-season training, but hopefully the club have now turned a corner.
There’s no denying that it’s been a disastrous few months for Bolton but this latest takeover update is an important step in the right direction.
Hopefully the club can finalise the deal within the next few days and hopefully the new owner will be able to provide the necessary funds to finance a complete squad rebuild for next season.