El Hadji Diouf, who along with Nicholas Anelka were Bolton’s best players in the second half on Saturday – against Newcastle – is not happy at the club.
As you may remember, earlier in the summer, he was disappointed when Sam Allardyce left Bolton for Newcastle, but now he still seems to be unsettled at the club.
Let’s take a look at the situation and wonder if Big Sam may be interested in Diouf.
El Hadji Diouf - tussles with Geremi on Saturday
While Diouf was left out of the starting line-up on Saturday he was brought on at half time and played extremely well down the left wing and showed loads of talent against Newcastle. Diouf
This is what Diouf said today:
“I want to talk with the chairman and the manager because I want everything to be clear in my head.â€
“The best thing is for him to show me he has confidence. If he tells me he has confidence, I do well. If I don’t see that, I don’t think I can stay here.â€
“They decided I wasn’t playing, though, and that was it.â€
“I respect the boss and his decision and I am here for the time being.â€
“I was surprised a lot by the decision but I respect everything about the boss.”
“It is not difficult for me to deal with the speculation but I’m just saying today I am here, maybe tomorrow I am not here.”
If Newcastle are truly to lose Luque, Solano and Dyer before the end of August we will need a few more wide men and Diouf would jump at the chance to come to Newcastle. We wouldn’t be surprised if Sam may be interested.
Yes, it’s true Diouf sometimes is a problem player but under Allardyce he improved greatly and on Saturday you could see his talent as at times he was beating a number of Newcastle players at once. To his credit he can make goals out of nothing and can play on either wing â€“ and we think he would be a good acquisition for Newcastle, not least of which because he’ll want to join Sam’s revolution.
Let’s know what you think of the possibility. Certainly we will need more players coming in if Dyer, Luque and Solano are to leave.
Comments are always welcome.