Bolton closing on Beckford
Bolton chairman Phil Gartside has confirmed they are closing on
a deal to sign Leicester striker Jermaine Beckford.
The 29-year-old spent most of last season on loan at
Huddersfield, where he scored nine goals in 22 appearances.
Leicester paid Everton Â£3m for Beckford in August
2011 but they are prepared to sell him on and Gartside confirmed he
is set to move to the Reebok Stadium.
“We have got one more at least, who we will announce very
shortly, then it is a case of settling down and see where we go for
the first few weeks of the season,” he told BBC Radio
Gartside went on to confirm the player in question was
“We had a bit of a hiccup on Jermaine Beckford but we have
probably sorted it out now,” he said. “Jermaine will join us in the
next couple of days.”
Bolton finished seventh in the Championship last season, missing
out to Leicester for the final play-off spot after a strong finish
to the campaign, but they are among the early favourites for
promotion in 2013/14.