Crystal Palace have accepted an £8.5 million offer from Bolton Wanderers for striker Andy Johnson.Looks like we'll have AJ to kick around next year, but where remains a question. Surprised to see Bolton in the bidding. They only play with one striker and already have Davies, Borghetti, a rapidly improving Vaz Te, and a rapidly aging if still useful Pedersen. I wonder if AJ would play the inside-right role that Stelios currently holds, especially if Stelios' noises about moving on (to Liverpool, was it?) was more than just hot air.
The Trotters' offer matches that made by Wigan Athletic just 24 hours earlier as the race for the England international hots up.
Everton and Portsmouth were also interested but they will have to match the offers tabled by Bolton and Wigan if they are to have any chance of snatching Johnson from under the noses of the two Lancashire sides.
Bolton's Johnson bid accepted
posted by Jeremy Spitzberg on Thursday, May 25, 2006