Rumour Mill-Young McDonald had a Coyle EIEIO!
It is reported in the Dundee Evening Telegraph & Post that Kevin McDonald's former club,Dundee could be about to get a windfall of as much as £300,000 this summer if the Clarets midfielder completes an expected move to Bolton Wanderers thus reuniting with his former boss, Owen Coyle.
McDonald arrived at Turf Moor from Dundee two years ago, and was signed for a £500,000 fee by Owen Coyle. The Dens Park outfit also negotiated a 10% sell-on clause which would kick-in should he go to Bolton or another club.
Speculation that Coyle would like to sign McDonald over the last few weeks and months has been rife but then a number of our other players have also been linked with a move to the Reebok and none of them have come to fruition in what appears to be lazy journalism. Only if the annoying Alan Nixon in the Mirror fuelled speculation would the link be considered viable in view of his close links with Coyle and his usual accuracy with media rumours.
It is understood several other Premier League clubs have been watching the 21 year old so he could well be making a quick return to the top flight.
The local Scottish paper believe Coyle could make a move for McDonald by the end of the month and that he would be likely to be at the front of the queue in view of his previous connection with the player.
Burnley are understood to rate the player in the region of £3 million which could mean Dundee are set to recieve a cheque for £300,000 from the club should the Scottish Under 21 international decide to move on.