USA club Philadelphia Union confirm talks with Bolton Wanderers defender Zat Knight

Zat Knight could be heading for the States

Zat Knight could be heading for the States

First published in Sport This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , chief football writer

PHILADELPHIA Union have confirmed their interest in Wanderers defender Zat Knight.

The American club have made contact with the player and his representatives over a move before the start of the MLS season on March 8.

Dougie Freedman denied there had been a bid made at the start of the week while Union manager John Hackworth admitted the club were investigating other options.

Knight has spoken in the past about moving to America to see out his career but Freedman suggested his defender may have had a change in heart over recent months, and could be looking towards taking his coaching badges in the UK. But after being dropped for Tuesday night’s defeat to Burnley, the rumour mill kicked into gear again when Hackworth confirmed his club had spoken to the 33-year-old about a move.

“Truthfully, we have been in some conversations ,” Hackworth said.

“But at the same time, we are looking at a lot of different countries and have vetted out many different centre-back options.

“I would think it depends on how these next couple of games go and where we are. He’s certainly one of the guys we’re still considering.

“We still think we need to add a potential centre-back to our roster.”

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