Bolton Wanderers and others face competition for want away Bradford City striker
It has been revealed that Bolton Wanderers amongst others are interested in Bradford City striker, Charlie Wyke. Both The Sun and The Bolton News confirmed Wanderers’ interest.
Phil Parkinson is said to be a long term admirer, and it’s thought that it would take a fee of up to £1 million to steal him away from his former club.
Now, Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie has revealed that two other Championship clubs, Preston North End and Wigan Athletic, are also interested in Wyke.
The Yorkshire Post reports that Preston, Wigan and Bolton are all hunting the former Carlisle man, who bagged 16 in 43 matches for the Bantams as they missed out on a play-off spot.
Wyke started out at Middlesbrough as a youth and had loans spells with Kettering, AFC Wimbledon and Hartlepool before earning an 18-month deal with the Cumbrians. After scoring 39 times in 89 outings, Bradford moved to add him to their ranks.
Wyke has only been at Valley Parade for eighteen months, initially joining on deadline day in January 2017. He scored seven in 19 appearances at the end of his first season, bringing his Bantams total to 23.
Bolton struggled for goals last season after Gary Madine left for Cardiff, whilst Preston’s Sean Maguire led their Championship scoring charts with just ten goals. Wigan saw Wyke first hand, he scored against them in November as Bradford registered a 2-1 victory.