New Bolton boss Coyle keen to make Man City winger Weiss his first signing
Published 23:00 10/01/10 By Alan Nixon
Bolton boss Owen Coyle wants Manchester City's Slovakia World Cup star Vladimir Weiss to be his first signing in his new job.
Coyle has wasted no time in his move for young City winger Weiss who could be allowed out on loan to Wanderers for the rest of the season - and would light up the Reebok.
Weiss needs to play to stay sharp for the World Cup where he is tipped to be one of the unexpected stars with his brilliant touch and skillful wide play.
The City starlet has made a couple of appearances this season but wants to play for a 'footballing' side in the Premier League and was on Coyle's radar at Burnley.
Coyle did not move for Weiss when he was with the Clarets because he had so many wingers under him - including Chris Eagles, Wade Elliott, Robbie Blake and young Fernando Guerrero.
However Bolton do not have too many genuine wide men and Weiss, who can play on either side, could get a regular game in Coyle's new-look team.
Coyle will assess the strength of his new squad in a hurry and has to decide soon whether to go back to Arsenal for midfielder Jack Wilshere - a deal he lined up at Turf Moor too.
Wilshere was slated for his form in the first team at West Ham in the FA Cup and Arsene Wenger is due to let him out. Coyle will pursue that deal if he thinks he can genuinely offer the teenager a game.
Bolton supremo Phil Gartside will give Coyle cash if he wants it, but all parties would rather wait until the summer before really changing the squad. A couple of loan deals look more likely.
Coyle also has interest in Swedish striker Johan Elmander from French side Marseille and now German giants Hamburg. But he wants to see him in action and in training first.