The uncertainty continues at Bolton Wanderers with the deadline looming for bidders to buy the club out of Administration, with five prospective buyers still in the mix to buy the recently relegated club, as reported on BBC Sport.
With the club currently under the stewardship of Joint Administrators, the future of the current playing squad remains very much up in the air, with Northern Ireland international Josh Magennis a target of Rangers according to the Belfast Telegraph, with the player potentially available for a fee, or even possibly a free transfer as the club look to balance the books.
So is it inevitable that Magennis leaves Bolton?
“It looks like almost every player will leave Bolton given the situation there.
“Bolton first need to get everything in order before they can think about the playing personnel. It would probably be wise to start afresh with the wage bill and that would mean all the players have to leave.
“With Rangers reportedly being interested it is difficult to see Magennis turning down the opportunity. It would be a great chance for him to play for a massive club and have the chance to win some silverware.”
“It is, but he didn’t exactly impress last season, did he?
“If anything, he’s found his level in League One. He’s never been prolific, but he does have more impact in the third-tier than anywhere
“Rangers might be a good move, but I’m not actually convinced he’s good enough for them either. If he gets a switch to Ibrox, his agent deserves a medal.”
“I think so.
“Rangers are a huge club, with a great history and I think it will be very difficult for Magennis to say no to them.
“It’s going to be a difficult season for Bolton next season, with their twelve-point deduction and there is still a lot of uncertainty at the club.
“You can’t blame players for wanting to leave and it could be only a matter of time before we see Magennis depart.”
“It’s only a matter of time.
“I’m surprised Magennis hasn’t left Bolton yet, and surely he’s heading for the exit door in the near future.
“He’s a player that could have been a useful asset to have for Bolton in League One, but if Rangers do submit an offer, then I would be stunned if he wasn’t tempted to move away from Bolton, especially with Phil Parkinson’s side light on numbers heading into next year’s campaign.”