Report: Bolton reject Arsenal offer for Rob Holding

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The Bolton News report that Arsenal have had a £5m bid for Rob Holding rejected by Bolton Wanderers.

The Gunners have been linked heavily with the 20 year old defender in the last couple of weeks, and the Player of the Season was left out of the side for the final game of the season in order to ensure he didn’t pick up an injury that might scupper any potential deal.

The report says that Arsenal’s offer rose, with bonuses, to £5m, but Wanderers are holding out for something closer to £7m.

It’s not the first time the Gunners have gone in for a Bolton defender, famously missing out on Gary Cahill when they offered £19.99, a bag of fertiliser and a breast milk pump for the centre-half who then went to Chelsea for £12m.

It seems clear there’s obvious interest from Arsenal, so let’s hope they find a way to make this one happen if he’s a player we really want.

3poos

 

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Glocken
Glocken

Arsenal submitting a low bid that’s rejected? Surely not? ?

If Arsene thinks he could be the real deal then pay the going rate, that’s fair enough.

Looking forward to reading that’s he joined Everton for 5 million and a pound next week.

Looking forward to seeing him join Bournmoith

Olujedai
Olujedai

Make up your mind

Paul
Paul

Well at least we seem to be in the transfer market already!

Gooneron
Gooneron

If he is good I hope Arsenal will not resort to holding up the money

Kampala gooner
Kampala gooner

Looking forward to?

Glocken
Glocken

I’m writing this on my mobile on the train to the villa game and the connection wasn’t great & posted when I didn’t want it to, hence grammar mistakes.

Arsene's Nose
Arsene's Nose

My phone autocorrects Everton to Bournemouth as well. Annoying.

Mike
Mike

We are such massive cunts when it comes to transfers.

Kosc' other Pocket
Kosc' other Pocket

When did cunts become a bad thing??

Holyviper
Holyviper

But massive ones are, you see. You want transfer cunts to really be small (read quick), purpose-driven and joy-giving.

Holyviper
Holyviper

But massive ones are, you see. You want transfer coonts to really be small (read quick), purpose-driven and joy-giving.

AP
AP

Bolton HOLDING on for more money

AP
AP

Sorry

Anonymous Kumquat
Anonymous Kumquat

I’m not too ashamed to say the exact same joke occurred to me upon reading the article – sadly you beat me to it! Obviously great minds think alike (or something like that) 🙂

Arsetronomy
Arsetronomy

Why are people obsessed with these double entendres, I don’t get it. Not funny at all!

GeneWildersCrazyDNA
GeneWildersCrazyDNA

… He says completely disregarding his own username.

Anonymous Kumquat
Anonymous Kumquat

You could say that £7m is daylight ROBbery

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia

Bolton to Rob, Holding for more money.

Martin Finley
Martin Finley

We also missed iut in Higuain over a couple mill we were not willing to spend. Napoli snapped him up for 30 something mill. He now broke the goalscoring record in Serie A this season with 36 goals in 34 games.

The record of 35 goals had stood since the early 50s and was thought near unbreakable.

Petits Handbag
Petits Handbag

To be fair, if they accepted our first bid….wouldn’t that mean we bid too much?? Unless we coincidentally bid the exact amount they’re looking for. That’s why they’re called “transfer negotiations”.

Jay2808
Jay2808

Exactly Handbag. A little premature with the reactions here.

SantiCARZola

ARGH! Can’t believe Arsene ate ANOTHER baby! Actually I can!

Looking forward to him ending up at Bournemouth!

WHY NOT JUST PAY THE £100mil THEY WANT AND GET IT OVER WITH!?

We know it’s just sitting there in Arsene’s dog’s bank account, the daily mail said so!

Arsenal Team Doctor
Arsenal Team Doctor

It’s rather amusing that a not insignificant number of fans get ticked off and ‘demand’ that Arsenal simply pay whatever the other club wants.

I’m going to have to assume these people are in absolutely no position of influence or power in the companies they work for in real life.

Paul
Paul

I am in a senior management position so I carried out a SWAT analysis on Arsenal transfers, and the result came up as “spend some fucking money”!
🙂

Paul
Paul

*SWOT
Oooops!

Paul
Paul

Are we going to miss another one because of not offering enough money?
Hold me I’m scared!!
😉

Bob Davis

From what I’ve seen he looks like a good prospect.

Mr. Wenger please buy him if you if think he’s got what it takes.

Look what happened with our Cahill bid and Chelsea got hit him for a steal!

Toure Motors
Toure Motors

The world may end if we dont sign this player as soon as possible

Paul
Paul

We’re HOLDING out for a hero!
Really sorry…:-)

Monreal's Orange
Monreal's Orange

Can he play in midfield as well? Hope so, cause then we finally have a genuine Holding, Midfielder

Paul
Paul

We need this deal to go through so the commentator can say:
….”Arsene has named two central midfielders today – one midfielder is Holding, the other one’s Coq”…
Sorry again, that’s the last one, I promise.
😉

MCoopZ14
MCoopZ14

I’m pretty sure they sold Cahill for £7m having abused us publicly for offering about £10m… Bolton logic, no wonder they’re in league one now!

Scott
Scott

If only he was a midfielder

Paul
Paul

I know 🙁
Poetic licence??
Or…”two players scored today, one was holding the other’s Coq”
anyway I’ll get my coat…:-)

Fuzz
Fuzz

They must be “Holding” out for more. Hahaha

Dave A.
Dave A.

Better spend some money on Hoffenheim’s Niklas Süle if we want a Mertesacker kind of player (tall, good interceptions and reading of the game, being faster than Mert too, but ofc even a two legged turtle is faster than Per)

Crash Fistfight
Crash Fistfight

Time to pull out all the stops and bid £5,000,001.

Andy Mack
Andy Mack

Why? Does he have an ‘over £5m’ buy out clause?

rmpauden
rmpauden

Got to say it doesn.t sound like we are taking the piss. 5M for an inexperienced, relegated championship defender at a bankrupt club seems quite generous

Mutznutz
Mutznutz

Nobody accepts the first offer

pemmett
pemmett

Were deffo holding out for more you won’t get him were holding out for more haha BWFC FAN p.s. Hope we get you in cup and knock you out by holding out the game!