Foreign Is Best For Sam

Last updated : 06 January 2004 By Mark Heys
Sam Allardyce has confirmed he will once again look towards the foreign end of the transfer market rather than the domestic transfer market as he goes in search of new faces to add to the Bolton Wanderers squad.

Allardyce said that signings from the continent are an easier option for Bolton as clubs are more willing to loan out rather than sell whereas in Britain the emphasis at this time of year is to push for a sale. He also said the structuring of any deals makes it easier for clubs like the Wanderers to bring people in.

"Any signings I do make during the transfer window will come from abroad. The idea is to get them over here and blood them straight away so we can see how they take to English football. I have absolutely nothing against home based players but it is very difficult dealing with English clubs at this time of year" he said

The Wanderers boss also claimed that he is being quoted astronomical wages for Premiership players in the loan market hence another reason why he has been looking for talent from abroad.

"Clubs in the Nationwide Leagues are looking to sell players rather than loan them out while you run into the problem of huge wages if you make any approach for a Premiership player" he added