Bolton Wanderers are eyeing a transfer swoop for former defender David Wheater according to reliable journalist Alan Nixon.
Bolton. Poss return for old favourite David Wheater. Been at Oldham. However … moves afoot.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) January 3, 2020
Wheater made 236 appearances in total for the Trotters earlier in his career, before departing in the summer of 2019. He then wasted no time in finding his new club as well, as he signed for League Two side Oldham Athletic.
But the experienced defender hasn’t been able to make much of a positive impact with the Latics, and has made 19 appearances as they sit 20th in the fourth tier standings heading into the New Year.
Keith Hill’s side are certainly in need of additional players heading into the second-half of this year’s campaign, with the Trotters currently sat bottom of the League One table.
There will be concern that other players could leave the club early from their loan spells, with Stoke City being the first club to recall one Bolton player in Thibaud Verlinden recently.
Bolton are next in action on the 11th January, when they take on Rochdale in what could prove to be a crucial ‘six pointer’ for both sides who are struggling at the wrong end of the League One table.
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This would be a good signing by Bolton if they can pull it off.
Wheater knows the club inside and out, and would certainly be good enough to play at League One level again in my honest opinion.
Bolton just need experienced players to add to the depth of their squad this season, and Wheater certainly fits that criteria, so it would be a smart move by Keith Hill if he reached an agreement with the defender in the January transfer window.