Kakuta reveals Cottagers snub
Gael Kakuta has revealed he turned down the chance to rejoin Fulham in order to move to Bolton on transfer deadline day.
Last Updated: 06/09/11 4:34pm
Bolton loan signing Gael Kakuta has revealed he turned down the chance to rejoin Fulham in order to move to the Reebok Stadium on transfer deadline day.
The 20-year-old will spend the remainder of the year on loan with the Trotters as the youngster looks to accrue invaluable first-team experience.
Kakuta spoke to Daniel Sturridge following his time at Bolton last season and only heard good things about the club from the talented striker.
The French playmaker sees his long-term future at Chelsea and, despite having the option of returning to Fulham on loan, he plumped for Bolton.
Kakuta is looking forward to working under manager Owen Coyle as he is eager to improve his game before returning to Stamford Bridge.
"When you're young you have to be patient because you have big players at Chelsea that have lots of international and club experience," explained Kakuta.
"There were about seven or eight players in front of me with experience and that is the reason I came here.
"We will see what the coach (Andre Villas-Boas) will do, whether he will keep everyone or move some players.
"But I need to play as I am 20 years old. I need to get some experience and not play just 20 minutes a week.
"Bolton is a great club. I chose to come here because I think it is the right place for me to come to improve.
"I was supposed to go to Fulham and at the last minute Chelsea told me Bolton were interested.
"I asked Daniel how Bolton was and he said the people here were great and I would enjoy it a lot.
"He said the coach (Owen Coyle) gave him a lot of confidence. If he trusts me and gives me confidence I will be able to do my best.
"It will be a great thing for me to go back to Chelsea with more experience as the coach will trust me more at the weekend and I will be more of a first-team player."