Does Owen Coyle Want Cahill Offers?

Posted: July 29, 2011 by GaryCRobertson in Andres Villas-Boas, Bolton, Chelsea, Defence, English Premier League, Rumours, Transfers

Being manager of a team where your best players are eventually poached for better things must be an extreme annoyance. But after reading Owen Coyle’s recent comments on a potential Gary Cahill transfer, it would seem he is trying to generate some solid interest.

Long has it been known that Gary Cahill of Bolton is a player who has the feet for a bigger club. With Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal all rumoured to be interested in the England centre back, maybe it is time for Mr Coyle to let the floodgates open and let the bidding war begin.

Owen Coyle: “I think it is well known the belief I have in Gary Cahill and the quality he has.”

Now in that comment all we are hearing is that Coyle knows the sort of player that Cahill is and the skill he possesses. When you look at his next comment, you will realise that Coyle knows his days with Cahill are coming to an end:

“It only takes a phone call for it to all change but I have said to him he is a Bolton Wanderers player, he is well paid by Bolton Wanderers and he has to make sure he is focused to do the job in hand until something was to change. I know there is interest from other clubs, nothing concrete in terms of offers, but all these elite clubs know he is an outstanding player so we will have to wait and see what happens with that.”

All that tells us is that Owen Coyle is fully aware that Cahill will not be at the club for much longer, if bigger clubs become eager to buy him, and that he is perhaps even keen to get some concrete offers on the table as soon as possible. Wise move? In a sense, yes. By stating such things, he’s basically informing interested clubs that Cahill is available (for the right price). However, I believe that price will not be cheap. If a manager is on the verge of losing a key player, he will juice every penny out of the club that are in for him.

What’s more, Owen Coyle will no doubt be alert to Andre Villas-Boas’ enthusiasm about getting his hands on an English defender.


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