Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman denies West Brom 'enquiry' for USA star Tim Ream (From This Is Lancashire)
Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman denies West Brom 'enquiry' for USA star Tim Ream
DOUGIE Freedman insists there have been no enquiries for Wanderers defender Tim Ream.
As reported in yesterday’s edition of The Bolton News, there has been speculation West Brom may be planning a summer raid to sign the United States international who spent a week training with the Baggies before moving to the Whites in January 2012 on a contract that runs until the summer of 2015.
But the Wanderers manager has stressed there has been no contact from the Hawthorns, or any other club, regarding Ream’s availability.
The Scot said: “I don’t know where that has come from.
“West Brom have never called me asking about Tim.
“You normally find at this time of year agents want to get links out there.
“It will be agent dropping it in that Premier League clubs are interested.”
The 26-year-old has been one of the most consistent performers for Wanderers this campaign, making 40 appearances – many of which have been as a stand-in left-back.
It is that versatility and form the player hopes will earn him a place in Jurgen Klinsmann’s World Cup squad this summer.
Freedman hopes he does get rewarded with a call-up after being impressed with his efforts.
The Whites boss added: “Tim has done very well for us since he has been here, he has settled well into regular football.
“If he gets the call for the World Cup then good luck to him.”