Blackburn looking to veteran Bolton striker in £1m move
Blackburn are reading a £1m move for out of form Bolton striker Kevin Davies as they look to add firepower to a rather fragile frontline.
Manager Steve Kean is looking for an experienced striker to come in to ease the pressure on Yakubu, whose 12 goals have been crucial in keeping Blackburn in touch with their fellow relegation threatened sides down at the bottom of the Premier League.
Kean does favour a direct style of play and the powerful frontman would give them a physical threat in attack – something they currently don’t possess in their armoury.
Unfortunately for the under-fire Rovers boss the owners, the much maligned Venky’s outfit, are unwilling to part with any large sums of money, so, despite being 34-years-old, players like Davies are the type Kean will be looking to bring in. His hands are very much tied.
It could be said the striker does have unfinished business at Rovers. He was signed by Blackburn for a club record fee of £7.5m back in July 1998 but never settled, only scoring one goal in 23 games for the club.
Davies is out of contract in the summer and has found it tough going this season in a Bolton side that themselves, are very much in a relegation scrap. He has just scored two goals in 18 appearances for the Trotters this campaign.
Bolton need funds of their own and would see the £1m on offer from Blackburn good business considering the age of the player and that they are set to release their skipper at the end of the season.