No Toronto move for Davies

Bolton skipper Kevin Davies has turned down the opportunity to

join Toronto FC when his contract at the Reebok Stadium ends in the


Former Blackburn defender Ryan Nelsen, who is Toronto’s coach,

has been keen to lure the 36-year-old striker to the MLS


Davies, who will end his 10-year stint at Bolton this season,

did contemplate the switch before deciding against linking up with


“It has been a complete roller coaster since first speaking with

Ryan Nelsen on 18th April. As it stands today I will not be leaving

for Toronto FC as reported,” Davies said.

“My young family and I were naturally very excited about the

opportunity of going to Toronto on a short-term deal but after

legal advice we felt that certain obstacles put in our way were too

large to overcome.

“Whilst it has been the toughest month of my 10 year BWFC career

I remain, as I always have done, 100% committed to the club.

“I will be ready if the manager needs me and hopefully have a

part to play in helping the club return to The Premier League.

“I have some fantastic memories of the last 10 years and feel

honoured to have been the captain of this great club for the last

five years. Hopefully it will finish with a fairy tale ending.”