Sunderland Confirm Move for Bolton Veteran Kevin Davies

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Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill has confirmed his interest in signing Bolton Wanderers striker Kevin Davies.

Trotters boss Owen Coyle had already revealed O’Neill’s inquiry about 34-year-old Davies, whose contract expires at the end of the season.

The Wearsiders are yet to make a formal offer, but O’Neill could firm up his interest during the remaining two days of the winter transfer window.

“I did make an enquiry,” said O’Neill, “and may well follow that up tomorrow.”

Sunderland’s need is pressing with loan signing Nicklas Bendtner expected to be out of action until the middle of next month with a broken nose.


Whilst Kevin Davies is of course well known for his rough and tumble, no nonsense, old fashioned approach to the game there is no denying that the Bolton veteran could well prove to be a very useful addition to any Premier League squad and Martin O’Neill will surely be just one of many manager’s showing their interest in the Trotters forward.

Sunderland have turned the corner since O’Neill’s arrival and the ghost of Steve Bruce has long since been exorcised and now the former Aston Villa and Celtic boss is looking to continue that fine run to help push the Black Cats onwards and upwards.

The North-East side are now tenth in the table but still only nine points from the drop zone so O’Neill will not be getting complacent and though he saw Frazier Campbell make a successful comeback on the weekend, scoring at home to Middlesbrough in his first game in over a year, Sunderland could still do with more attacking options.

The fact that Sunderland’s top scorer has just five goals tells it’s own tale. Stephane Sessegnon has had a great season so far but is probably still wasteful in front of goal, Nicklas Bendtner similarly so.

Davies could offer Sunderland an added, more direct, dimension up front and clearly the 34 year old wouldn’t cost the earth and Coyle may consider offers for the former Southampton and Blackburn Rovers man as he appears to be favour David N’Gog as a starting option.

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