Quentin Ngakoutou


Trying to return to the Championship after last season’s dire campaign, Bolton Wanderers are attempting to bolster their frontline this January, according to FootMercato.

The French website published an article on Wednesday claiming Bolton are currently in talks with Monaco to try and bring one of their reserves, Quentin N’Gakoutou, to the Macron Stadium.

The 22-year-old striker, who has spent time on loan with Evian and AC Arles Avignon in Ligue 2 in the past, has been a part of the principality club since 2009, and his ability to also play on the right should help Phil Parkinson add some versatility and depth to his Bolton side, currently third in League One, two points behind second placed Scunthorpe, but with a game in hand.

As for the nature of the deal, FootMercato claim that part is still being worked out by all the parties involved, meaning Bolton could end up with either a loan or a full transfer.

N’Gakoutou, who is the older brother Monaco U19 defender Yannis N’Gakoutou, has represented France at U16 and U17 level, but is eligible to play internationally for the Central African Republic as he was born there.