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Huddersfield and Charlton among race for bargain arrival



Championship clubs Huddersfield Town, Charlton Athletic and Wigan are all rumoured to be interested in Bolton’s Ben Alnwick, report Football Insider.

The goalkeeper could be available for free due to financial difficulties at Bolton as they look to shrink their wage bill.

The 31-year-old has made 31 appearances for Bolton since 2016, and was part of the side which gained promotion to the Championship in 2017.

He has also played for Charlton before, in the 2013/14 season, making 10 appearances, and the Addicks could bring him back to The Valley as back up to Dillon Phillips.

However, they face competition from Huddersfield and Wigan, who will likely be able to offer him a greater salary.

The Terriers are in need of another first-team goalkeeper after Jonas Lossl joined Everton on a free last month.

Wigan meanwhile, are also in need of a new ‘keeper after Christian Walton’s loan spell from Brighton came to an end. Jamie Jones and Owen Evans are currently the only goalkeepers at the club.

The Verdict

It is a shame that Bolton are in a situation where they have to release first-team players in order to get them off the wage bill. However, it does present Alnwick with the opportunity to continue his career in the Championship, which his performances deserve.

Alnwick may have a difficult decision to make, as he will want to move to a club which can guarantee him playing time. Out of the three interested, Wigan currently are best placed to offer him that, so it would be wise from Alnwick to move there.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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