Bolton Wanderers eyes up Jermaine Beckford

Jermaine Beckford Bolton, Jermaine Beckford Leicester City

Jamaican international Jermaine Beckford is reportedly being valued at £1 000.000 million pounds after Leicester City told Bolton Wanderers they would have to come up with that fee if they want to bring him to the Reebok Stadium.

The fee is just 40% of what Leicester paid when signing Beckford from Everton at the start of the 2011/12 season.

Beckford is only two years through a four year contract with Leicester but over the course of the 2012/13 campaign, he was largely left out of the squad.

In total, the striker appeared just five times for the Foxes before moving to Huddersfield Town on loan. At first, the loan was set to run only three months, but with no real way back into Leicester’s first team, the loan was extended for the rest of the now-finished Championship season.


The striker would appear 22 times for Huddersfield Town over the course of the season across all competitions scoring nine goals in total.

Beckford struggled to find the back of the net for most of the season before hitting a very good vein of form at the end of the year hitting five goals in the season’s final four matches.

After a prolific spell in non-league football with Wealdstone, the 29-year-old rose to prominence with Leeds United, scoring 85 times in 152 appearances.

Having helped United back into the Championship, Beckford joined Everton on a free transfer but his stay at Goodison Park lasted little more than a season as he completed a big-money move to Leicester, then managed by Sven-Goran Eriksson.

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