Bogdan Contract Talks Put on Hold

  • July 21, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton have put contract talks with Adam Bogdan on hold, in an attempt to curb speculation over his immediate future at the club.

Bogdan recently entered the final 12 months of his deal at the Macron Stadium and rumours linking him with clubs such as FSV Mainz and Fulham continue to do the rounds.

Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman says interest from such clubs is wide of the mark, but he will give the Hungary international time to think before resuming talks.

"Adam has got a year left," Freedman told The Bolton News. "At the end of the year we'll either shake his hand and he'll move on, or he'll sign a new deal.

"That's not to say I want to leave it that long before talking to him about a contract, I wouldn't do that. But you do have to gauge where a player is mentally.

"We had a situation with Chris Eagles last summer - I don't think it would have helped him mentally to offer a new contract.

"I could probably have guessed the answer, so it might have been in our best interests to leave it, but in Adam's case with all the speculation flying around I think it's best to leave talks right now and see where he's at when we start the season.

"I've said it before, some 14-year-old tweets from his bedroom and all of a sudden it's a story. Adam is staying, he's a big part of what we are doing.

"You want to sign all your best players. You go back to Marcos Alonso - we'd made him the best left-back in the division and lost money on him.

"It is frustrating but you have to respect the situation we're in - Financial Fair Play, what they want, can you afford in certain positions that amount of money, there is a lot to weigh up.

"Bolton fans realise I'm trying to give the place a chance to stabilise but I also want to be successful."

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