David Wheater, the longest-serving player at Bolton Wanderers, is being targeted by Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock.
Kilmarnock’s new boss, Chelsea’s assistant-manager under Antonio Conte, Angelo Alessio is on the lookout for options to bolster his squad with a European campaign on the horizon.
The big defender became a free agent when his contract expired at the end of June. Therefore, a move north of the border would cost Kilmarnock nothing.
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It would be a solid piece of business for Killie as David Wheater has been one of Bolton’s most consistent players in recent years.
The 32-year-old centre back has been with Wanderers since January 2011 when he arrived from boyhood club Middlesbrough for £2.3 million.
However, this isn’t the first time David Wheater has been on the verge of leaving Wanderers. At the end of the 2015/16 season, Bolton told Wheater that his contract would not be renewed.
Despite this, the defender continued to train with the club as a trialist before finally agreeing on a deal to keep him at the club, on severely reduced wages it must be said.
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The last time David Wheater was on the verge of leaving Wanderers, however, Bolton hadn’t stumbled into administration.
Therefore, it is with great regret that we can see Wheater being tempted by the move up north.
However, with new owners on the cards at Bolton, with the preferred bidder being confirmed as the Football Ventures consortium by the club’s administrators, never say never on another miraculous return for the Redcar-born Wheater.