Why The Time is Right for the Reds to Sell Spearing.

Jay Spearing could be on his way out of the exit door at Anfield. According to the Daily Mirror Owen Coyle is interested in taking the Liverpool midfielder on a season long loan with an option of a permanent deal in the future.

Coyle is currently waiting on an answer from Brendan Rodgers about the availability of the midfielder, as he seeks to strengthen a midfield that has really taken a hit this summer. The Championship side most recently lost Fabrice Muamba after his medically advised retirement. In addition, Nigel Reo Coker has left the side whilst Stuart Holden is injured leaving Bolton with relatively few options in the middle.

With Coyle desperate to add to his squad, the Wanderers manager will be willing to do any sort of deal with Liverpool to snag the midfielder. Yet would he be a significant loss to the Anfield side? Or could Liverpool really do with getting rid of Spearing.

In my mind, a move would be suitable for both player and club. Spearing was simply a member of the academy at the wrong time. The stout midfielder is certainly industrious and is highly rated for his effort by Liverpool fans yet with players like Steven Gerrard, Lucas and Joe Allen in the current squad (not to mention the likes of Xabi Alonso and Mascherano in the past) Spearing has always struggled to break into the starting XI.

Liverpool would free up some squad space if Spearing left yet would not lose out in any other way. The midfielder has been a useful rotation piece in the Liverpool squad yet has never established himself as anything more. A move to Bolton would give him a clean slate on which to establish himself in the Championship and help the Trotters push for promotion back to the Premier League.

In short, moving to Bolton would be ideal for both parties yet more importantly for Spearing. The midfielder would be given the regular first team football he craves and the opportunity to establish himself under a manager who has targeted him.

At 23-years-old Spearing still has the potential and the time to develop and become an important player for Bolton or any other side should he choose to move. Yet moving away from Anfield is the only way he can do this.

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