According to The Sun, The Newcastle manager is preparing a bid in the region of £3 million for Bolton’s creative midfielder Mark Davies.
Davies has made some eye catching performances of late, and its understood that Pardew plans to make a move regardless of whether Bolton are relegated or not.
Pardew has recently been quoted, in the Evening Chronicle, as believing his “squad has limitations.” The addition of Davies would allow the dynamism in midfield to ensure the toons attacking impetus remains in Pardew’s favoured 4-5-1 formation.
The early part of Davies’ career has been plagued by injuries. At one point he was forced to play in League 1 with Leicester City, despite his talent being capable of a much grander stage, in order to attempt to gain match fitness.
A run of first team appearances has finally seen Davies, a product of the Wolverhampton youth academy, start to live up to the potential which saw former wolves academy manager Chris Evans label the midfielder as “the best product to come out of the youth system since players Robbie Keane and Julian Lescott.”
Davies joined Bolton from Wolves for a fee believed to be in the region of a £1 million, meaning a £3 million offer would represent a profit for The Trotters on their investment. If Owen Coyle’s men don’t manage to beat the drop this could be cash the club can not afford to do without.
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