Bolton Wanderers have valued Gary Madine at £6m according to a report from journalist Alan Nixon.

While Bolton are stuck in the bottom half of the Sky Bet Championship, they have had some good performers which has made sure they are in the relegation zone. One of them is Madine, a striker who is possibly having the best year in his career having scored nine goals in 28 appearances. Recently he won the game for Bolton by scoring the only goal in the match against Hull City on New Years Day.

This though has attracted attention from their rivals in the Championship. Most notably, Cardiff who have been very keen on signing a striker this month have been interested and reports have indicated that they had a seven-figure bid rejected. But Bolton are desperate to keep him as they are worried should Madine leave, they would not be able to replace him and it could drop them into a fight against relegation.

And so Bolton have slapped a massive £6m valuation on Madine, one that should put off any team that is interested in signing him. It seems to have put off Cardiff who are now moving onto Peterborough United’s Jack Marriott as a potential target as the Bluebirds continue their search for a new striker. And this report does believe that this large valuation will put off any team that have been considering a move for Madine this season, with £6m being seen as far too much for a striker who has done well but not that well.

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