Monday, May 3, 2010

Ivan Klasnic

This Croatian hit-man is in some ways a poor man's Dimitar Berbatov. I think he runs and presses a bit more than the Bulgarian, but no one is going to mistake him for Carlos Tevez. But he scores goals. He is a finisher. And the Bolton Wanderers have nine other players on the field to run around a lot. Just a few more goals from Klasnic in those games where Kevin Davies and Johann Elmander missed absolute sitters from 3 yards out and Bolton would be tenth instead of fifteenth in the table right now.

What I am trying to say is, "Sign him!" Klasnic is on loan for the season from Nantes in France's 2nd division, and Bolton has the first option to buy him this summer for £1.4 million. Owen Coyle needs to complete this deal. Unless he has £25 million to spend and can afford to buy a more complete striker, Klasnic is needed at the Reebok. He has scored 7 goals in 11 Premier League starts. Kevin Davies has started 36 league matches and scored 6 goals. Elmander has started 15 league games and scored 3 goals.

Some may want to sign a bigger name striker, but who? Who will sign with Bolton that we can afford? Dave Kitson? David Nugent? Steven Fletcher?

I haven't heard many other names, and none of the names I have heard excite me. It has to be Klasnic. Sign him up Owen!

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