Championship club Bolton Wanderers have reportedly rejected a deal to sell the striker David Ngog after they had received an offer from the French club St Etienne. David Ngog was a £ 4 million signing from Liverpool a few seasons ago, but it was thought that he was willing to return to France in order to play in the top division.
However, Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle seems to have convinced that David Ngog that he should stay for one more season with the club in order to help them get promotion. If David Ngog does stay at the club, then he would be one of the few to remain at the club after their relegation.
A lot of high profile players have left the club after their relegation from the Premier league was confirmed after their 2-2 draw with Stoke city on the final day of the last season. Bolton could have stayed in the Premier league had their maintained their advantage over Stoke city only to concede in the final few minutes of the match. This brought an end to the more than a decade stay in the Premier league. The 23-year-old David Ngog was one of the bright spots of an otherwise poor season for Bolton.
Even though he may have only scored three goals in the 33 appearances he made for the club last season, a lot of the responsibility for the relegation from the Premier league should be placed on the defence of the club. Even if David Ngog leaves the club in the summer transfer window, then one can expect Bolton Wanderers to receive a sizeable transfer fee after he has many years left on his current contract. The French club St Etienne will be hoping to persuade David Ngog with the prospect of playing in the Ligue 1.