Rumour: Bolton Wanderers' Kevin Davies to Toronto FC

Michael Regan

Another transfer rumour, this time coming out of England as reports tell our sister SBN blog Lion of Vienna Suite that 36-year old striker Kevin Davies is on his way here.

This one is a bit of a bolt-out-of-the-blue kind of thing, but sources are telling SBN's Bolton Wanderers blog, the Lion of Vienna Suite that Bolton Wanderers' out-of-favour striker Kevin Davies is on the verge of signing with the Reds.

The 36-year-old striker has been little used this season, and was earlier told that he would not be offered a new contract for next season, regardless of if the Wanderers made the Championship's promotional playoffs. His last game was on March 16th against Ipswich Town, and has been in and out of the game day 18 for most of the season based on the inconsistency he's shown in recent form. But he's a hero to many in Bolton, having scored many a memorable goal, some of which you can find below:

If this rumour proves to be true, Davies would join Robert Earnshaw, John Bostock and Hogan Ephraim -- along with Richard Eckersley and Irishman Darren O'Dea at the back -- in a Home Nations squadron in Toronto. He would likely play in place of Justin Braun, he's your classic big physical Centre Forward, and as such could form a good partnership with Robert Earnshaw, his physicality a contrast to Earnshaw's speed and quick thinking. The main drawback of course is his age, how does a 36 year old, even if he does still have what it takes to compete in MLS, fit in with a rebuilding project?

And if you are wondering if Davies will be on a DP salary; rest assured: reports indicate he will not. And even if he does come to MLS, he likely will not be available until he's gotten some sufficient rest, which may mean the middle of July.

We will have more on this story as this develops, so do follow us and our friends over at LoVS for more details as it happens! So what do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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