Bolton agree a fee for Magennis
According to Rich Cawley. I would count Josh Magennis as gone by the middle of next week, with the only variable being that Peterborough come back with a matched or better offer. Posh are flush with cash after selling Jack Marriott to Derby. Marriott was the top scorer in League One last season with 27 goals. Magennis got 10.
Not in anybodies imagination is Magennis a goalscorer, but he has lots of attributes and brings others into the game in offensive situations, and is very useful in defence at set-pieces. At 27, you’d have thought the Northern Irish international would want to try his arm at a higher level. Bolton had £500,000 bid rejected by Charlton for Magennis in January.
Rumour has it that Nicky Ajose may also be moved on before the transfer deadline.
I’m disappointed to see Magennis leave as I’d see him as an important component in a promotion seeking squad. He has good qualities coming off the bench for example. Ajose’s overall desire and play under Bowyer was good, but his goal record was not.
Magennis, like many others, is in his last year of his contract, which puts us in a difficult bargaining situation. If Bolton’s offer is £600,000, it will be £200,000 in January!
Vitally, who the hell is going to fill their shirts? we may look to Taylor to get us goals, but Magennis, who Karl Robinson overplayed, still got 17% of our league goals last season.