Borgetti can leave Bolton - Allardyce

July 18, 2006

Bolton striker Jared Borgetti has been given the green light by boss Sam Allardyce to leave the Reebok Stadium.

The Mexico international has only been at the club for a year after arriving in a £1million deal from Pachuca last July, and with a reputation for goals.

But despite a phenomenal record for Mexico, with 37 in 74 appearances, Borgetti has been unable to make the impact expected at Bolton.

The 32-year-old made just 12 starts last season, with another 20 appearances as substitute, scoring seven goals.

Allardyce is now willing to let Borgetti go, confirming there have already been 'a number of enquires from other clubs for the services of Jared'.

Allardyce added: 'Even though I haven't spoken to Jared since the end of last season, I suspect we might let him go if the deal is right for us and for him.'

If Borgetti does remain at the Reebok, Allardyce is demanding more from the player as it is clear the Wanderers manager feels he did not do enough to impose himself on the English game.

'Jared's had a steep learning curve and found the physicality of the Barclays Premiership hard going,' said Allardyce.

'If he does end up staying, then I hope he can learn from his experiences in his opening season in England.

'With the right application, he can play a more major part for us.

'While we want to see the goals he can score, he has to improve his workrate in other areas of his game, with a major emphasis on work he does outside the penalty area.'

Allardyce, meanwhile, is being linked with another two overseas players in Argentina centre-back Leandro Gioda who plays for Lanus, and Atletico Madrid right-back Juan Velasco.