Faye to secure Trotters stay
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Abdoulaye Faye is close to signing a permanent contract at Bolton.
Bolton midfielder Abdoulaye Faye is close to signing a permanent contract at The Reebok Stadium.
The Senegalese international joined Wanderers on loan from Lens at the end of July and has already impressed manager Sam Allardyce.
Allardyce is now hoping to invoke a clause in Faye's loan contract.
"We would be delighted to sign him," Allardyce told The Trotters' official website.
"There is a clause in the agreement that allows us to make Abdoulaye's move permanent."
Allardyce was fulsome in his praise for Faye's contribution to the 2-0 win over West Brom at the weekend and expects the 27-year-old to become a fixture in the holding midfield role.
"He is showing he can hack it at this level. He was outstanding in Sunday's victory over West Bromwich Albion," purred Allardyce.
"From my point of view, he was our best player and is looking comfortable in front of the back four."
The Trotters plumped for Faye following favourable scouting reports and Allardyce expects the player to make an even bigger impact in the coming months.
"We had to rely on our scouts' reports to make sure he was the sort of player we would want to come and play in The Premiership," added the former Notts County chief.
"I'm glad to say he looks very comfortable, he's starting to make a big contribution for us."