Bolton confident over Faye
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sam Allardyce is confident that Abdoulaye Faye will become a Bolton player.Sam Allardyce is increasingly confident that Abdoulaye Faye will become a Bolton player.
The Trotters have admitted that they were nervous over the Senegalese star's work-permit application.
However, Bolton are now 'very close' to sealing the season-long loan of the Lens defender.
Faye is part of Bolton's squad for the Asia Cup campaign and, although he is ineligible to play, he has impressed Allardyce.
"Faye looks a good prospect and we've been impressed with is effort during our time in Thailand," said Allardyce.
"We hope the work permit situation will sort itself out in the coming weeks. He will have to be given time to settle into the English lifestyle and the type of football we play here."