Trotters trial for African
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bolton Wanderers have handed Lens defender Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye a trial.Bolton Wanderers have handed Lens defender Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye the chance to earn a move to The Premiership.
The Senegal international has been strongly linked with The Trotters during the past month after catching the eye of Sam Allardyce.
Reports have suggested that Bolton have already agreed upon a season-long loan for Diagne-Faye, who is rated in the é¼1.5 million (£1 million) category.
That deal may come to fruition if the 27-year-old, who can also play in midfield, impresses while on trial with Bolton next week.
Diagne-Faye has been invited to join up with the Trotters squad for their training camp in Switzerland and Allardyce is keen to assess the player at close quarters.
"We've had excellent reports about the player and I'm looking forward to seeing him," Allardyce told the club's official website.
"He is keen to come and play in England and, if he fits into our structure, I am sure he will be a player that would interest us."
Diagne-Faye has spent the past three seasons with Lens, although he was on loan at relegated Istres last term.
He has also been linked with Birmingham City but will be aiming to grasp the opportunity of European football with Bolton next season.