Owen Coyle’s switch from Burnley to Lancashire rivals Bolton has been a revelation. He has turned them from a side battling relegation to one fighting for a European place.
His ambition is there for all to see and with their two strikers Kevin Davies and Johan Elmander in terrific form, he is looking to strengthen even further in the shape of Carlos Vela. The Mexican frontman is seen in high regard by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and rumours suggest he has been offered to Bolton on a six-month loan deal.
Owen Coyle helped develop Jack Wilshere last season who is now a regular player in the Arsenal team so Wenger again see’s him as the ideal man to help Vela grow too. The Bolton boss said:
“We have got a good relationship with Arsenal and Arsene. If you ask if Carlos is available and Bolton are interested, the answer would be yes.”
Firstly I feel if Coyle can get his man on loan, then he will prove a great addition to his squad and competition in this area of the team will be very strong. He has managed to turn Elmander from a complete flop to one of the players of the season and captain Davies is banging in the goals as well as getting his assists.
If Owen Coyle can keep Bolton up in the top 6-8 teams in the league and snatch a European place then expect a lot of big teams to be looking to sign him up soon. When I say the big teams I’m talking Chelsea and Liverpool in particular. If Harry Redknapp takes the England job or even the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson soon, Coyle will be a contender no doubt about that. He is that good.
You know this loan deal for Vela makes sense for all parties involved. The player himself will get a vast amount of playing time, his development will definitely increase which for Wenger is great and Bolton will definitely need his pace, skill and his killer instinct in front of goal.
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