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Davies´ Tornoto switch scuppered

24 April 2013 18:06

Kevin Davies' proposed move to MLS side Toronto FC has broken down due to contractual issues.

The Bolton striker's contract is due to expire at the end of the season, and with the Championship club expressing no desire to renew his deal at the Reebok Stadium, 36-year-old Davies had been keen to secure a move

away.

A potential move to Canada looked set to be completed,

but legal complications have now scuppered the deal.

In a statement, Davies said: " It has been a complete rollercoaster since first speaking with Ryan Nelsen on April 18. As it

stands today I will not be leaving for Toronto FC, as reported.

"My young family and I were naturally very excited about the opportunity of going to Toronto on a short-term deal but after legal

advice we felt that certain obstacles put in our way were too large to overcome.

Davies has been unhappy at the lack of opportunities afforded to him at Bolton in recent times and despite making no secret of his urge to gain more playing time, the former Southampton and Blackburn man

insisted that he is still committed to Dougie Freedman's side.

He added: "While it has been the toughest month of my 10-year Bolton career I remain, as I always have done, 100 percent committed to the club. I will be ready if the manager needs me and hopefully have a part to

play in helping the club return to the Premier League.

"I have some fantastic memories of the last 10 years and feel honoured to have been the captain of this great club for the last five

years. Hopefully, it will finish with a fairytale ending."

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