Josh Magennis set to be unveiled by Championship club in £200k move
Northern Ireland forward Josh Magennis is expected to be announced as a Bolton player today.
The 27-year-old, who netted 10 League One goals for Charlton Athletic last season, is all set to get his move to England's second tier after two seasons at the Addicks.
Charlton missed out on promotion with play-off semi-final defeat to Shrewsbury last season and boss Lee Bowyer last weekend confirmed he was resigned to losing his star forward, the deal said to be worth £200k.
“I know there has been an agreement, (Magennis) went there yesterday for what looks like a medical and to agree terms,” Bowyer said on Saturday. “Josh was good for me and a great professional around the place. He was a leader and a big personality.
“He will be missed, but that’s football. I wish him all the best and hopefully he’ll be able to have a good season and career for Bolton. I can’t see him not signing for them and coming back, but I hope he says goodbye first.”
Phil Parkinson's Bolton narrowly staved off relegation by two points last season thanks to a thrilling final day victory over Nottingham Forest. Bolton looked to be going down, losing 2-1 with five minutes to go but two late strikes sealed a 3-2 victory and survival.
Magennis has played Championship football before, making nine appearances for Cardiff City in the 09/10 season before moving to Aberdeen.
Six years in Scotland also included a loan spell at St Mirren and two years at Kilmarnock.
Now he's set to move up a division as he bids to stay at the forefront of international boss Michael O'Neill's thoughts.
Magennis initially joined Cardiff as a goalkeeper but move outfield shortly before signing his first professional contract in 2009.
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