Unsworth Could Make Bolton Switch

Last updated : 11 May 2004 By Mark Heys
David Unsworth - Bolton Bound?
Everton defender David Unsworth could be a Bolton Wanderers player in the very near future after his agent Hayden Evans confirmed that discussions had taken place with the experienced player.

Unsworth 30, is set to bring his long association with the Goodison Park club to an end after rejecting a fresh two-year contract to stay with the Toffees and Bolton manager Sam Allardyce could wrap up the formalities of the deal once the season comes to an end this weekend.

The Chorley born player has made over 250 appearances for Everton in two seperate spells either side of stints with West Ham United and Aston Villa. He would welcome a move to a club which enables him to stay in the North West area and if signed his experience in the left-back or centre-back role will prove invaluable to the Bolton team.

However Evans, acting as a representative for the ex-England international says talk that the player has signed a deal already is premature but he is hopeful that a move can be concluded as quickly as possible as it is thought both Glasgow Rangers and Manchester City have shown an interest.

"It is a little premature to say a deal has been done, We are currently in talks with Bolton and are hopeful of something being sorted out." Evans said to SKY Sports.

"He was offered two years plus the option of another year at Everton but he has turned that down. It was nothing to do with money, just that there was no guarantee of a third year at Everton, which David wants."