Anderson Refused to Enter Bidding War for Wyke

  • August 02, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Ken Anderson has confirmed Bolton made a bid for Charlie Wyke, who left Bradford City in order to sign for Sunderland on Thursday.

Wyke, who had been a top target for Wanderers throughout the summer, signed a three-year deal at the Stadium of Light and is expected to lead the attacking line as the Black Cats aim for success in League One.

Upon completion of the transfer, Anderson has expressed his disappointment at missing out on the 25-year-old but admits he was not willing to enter into a bidding war.

"We made a six-figure offer for him which we believe accurately represented his perceived value," Anderson told

"I am led to believe that Sunderland came in and offered a fee rising to in excess of £1.2million for him and we lost out.

"It is my intention to operate this football club in a sustainable and commercially prudent manner and we won't enter into a bidding war and make the same mistakes as previous regimes.

"We do a lot of research in ascertaining the value of a player and we will not go over that."

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