Bolton manager helpless at Elmander prospect

Poor old Gary Megson, if only he had £22 million! The Bolton Wanderers manager has been quoted as saying that he could have has signed Toulouse forward Johan Elmander if he could only dig into his pocket and brought out the amount demanded by the French club.

Bolton were in talks with Toulouse in January over a possible move for Elmander and were ready to pay a considerable £9 million but that was not even half the amount that the French club wanted for the striker.

Megson says:

His club wanted £22 million. It was never going to happen at that price.

Where would modest and struggling Bolton rack up the massive £22 million? Spending that much of a money on a single player who will be another Johnny Foreigner in the Premiership would be a huge gamble, to say the least. Moreover, is Johan Elmander as good as his supposed price tag suggests he is? I have my doubts, what about you?

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