A report from the Belfast Telegraph that Bolton Wanderers’ Northern Ireland international striker Josh Magennis is in talks over a move to Scottish Premiership side Rangers.

A number of Bolton Wanderers players are expected to be making a move away from the club this summer, with reports emerging that ‘keeper Ben Alnwick is attracting Championship transfer interest. Now, striker Josh Magennis has too been linked with a move away from the club.

Scottish Premiership side Rangers have been linked with a swoop for Magennis this summer and talks are ongoing between the two parties. His contract with Bolton expires at the end of next season but amid the chaos at the University of Bolton Stadium, he could be one of many players to move on.

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Magennis will not have to adjust to Scottish football, should he make the move to Rangers this summer. He has amassed plenty of Scottish Premiership experience over the years, playing nearly 123 games for Aberdeen and 84 times for Kilmarnock across all competitions. The striker scored 28 goals and provided 21 assists in his 190 games in the Scottish Premiership.

The 28-year-old only joined Bolton Wanderers at the start of the 2018/19 season, signing from Charlton Athletic. He played 45 times, scoring six goals across all competitions in a disastrous season for the club. He had scored 20 goals and provided eight assists in his two seasons playing at The Valley for Charlton.

Magennis has featured on the international stage for Northern Ireland too. After representing the country Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level, he has gone on to play 41 times for the senior team, scoring five goals.


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