Anfield back up man wanted by Reebok Stadium boss.
Bolton boss Owen Coyle is ready to swoop for Liverpool striker David Ngog in a surprise £4million raid.
Coyle wants Ngog to give his attack new pace and fire and hopes to do a deal with Kop chief Kenny Dalglish after the pacy forward turned down a move to Sunderland.
The flying Frenchman did not fancy being part of the Jordan Henderson deal, saying he wanted to stay at Anfield.
But although the 22-year-old has played and scored in pre-season games, he knows he is on his way out of Merseyside.
Coyle thinks Ngog would be an ideal addition especially as he may be quicker to answer his call than Barcelonas Spanish under-21 attacker Jeffren Suarez.
This may be a move that suits all parties, although Liverpool may be more keen on loaning out the French striker as opposed to offloading him permanently, dependent on whether Kenny Dalglish has alternative plans to boost his attacking options.
With Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll likely to be the Anfield boss’s first choice pairing and with Dirk Kuyt as back up, when not playing out wide right, there may be scope for N’Gog being sent out on a temporary basis to help get some much needed first team football.
N’Gog arrived at the club during the Rafa Benitez reign from PSG and has notched up 19 goals from 94 appearances, albeit most of those coming off the bench, the rangy striker is still arguably to make an impact in a Liverpool shirt and though the 22 year old has impressed in pre-season it may be time, after three years, to consider letting the former French Under 21 international leave.
Owen Coyle has a good record of using loan additions to help boost his club’s progress, whilst also helping up and coming talents to get much needed experience. The season before last he brought in Jack Wilshere and the Arsenal midfielder has not looked back since, and has gone to get a senior England call up.
Last term it was Daniel Sturridge’s turn, with the Chelsea man becoming a big hit up front at the Reebok Stadium side, netting eight goals in 12 matches and should now have more of a look in at Stamford Bridge this coming season or conversely be more likely to secure a deal to move elsewhere.