Bolton Wanderers head coach Ian Evatt has confirmed that the club have received a bid for star midfielder George Thomason, as Bristol City close in on the 22-year-old’s signature.
Yesterday, it was reported by journalist Darren Witcoop that the Robins were weighing up moves for Thomason and Oxford United playmaker Cameron Brannagan as potential replacements for Alex Scott who confirmed his departure to Bournemouth this past Thursday.
However, this morning, The Bolton News revealed that Nigel Pearson’s side have now submitted a £1 million bid for Thomason which would make him the club’s most expensive sale since Gary Madine in 2018.
The former Blackpool youth player was dropped from the Bolton starting lineup ahead of today’s 3-0 away victory over Cheltenham Town, although Thomason was brought on in the last ten minutes – likely his final appearance for the Wanderers.
The win at Whaddon Road was the second of the campaign for Bolton, putting them top of League One on goal difference, having scored six goals and conceded zero across both matches.
Speaking after the game, Bolton boss Evatt admitted that a bid was submitted and that the situation should be resolved over the next 48 hours [quotes via the Bristol Post]:
“We have had a significant bid for him but that’s as far as it goes for now.
“We have received an offer and there are conversations happening behind the scenes. It should be resolved over the next 48 hours.”
Losing Thomason to Bristol City would be a blow for Bolton Wanderers and the Englishman may need replacing before the window ends in little over two weeks.
Nevertheless, today’s thrashing of Cheltenham Town without Thomason in the team proved that Evatt’s men are more than capable of playing scintillating football without the 22-year-old.