Bolton boss hints at permanent deal for Manchester United's Ben Amos

Ben Amos

Neil Lennon has hinted at a permanent transfer for one of his two Manchester United loanees.

Both Ben Amos and Saidy Janko are currently on loan at the Macron Stadium, and Neil Lennon has told the Manchester Evening News that the goalkeeper could be on his way in a permanent deal over the summer.

The former Celtic boss said: “You can see by Ben’s body language that he has enjoyed his time here and he’s done better than I could have hoped. I’m sure there will be potential suitors for him and we may be one of them.”

24-year-old stopper Amos is out of contract at Old Trafford in the summer, and despite being a Red Devil for all his career, he has just seven appearances to his name.

His lack of chances for United, and his advancing age, should see him leave the club this summer when his contract expires, and his eight appearances for Bolton - which have brought two clean sheets and just just seven goals conceded - have done much to increase his reputation.

Having proven himself during a number of loan spells away from Old Trafford in his short career, it is hard to disagree with Lennon that there will be potential suitors for him.

A ‘keeper of his ability is likely to be able to guarantee a move to the Championship with consistent first-team football available, and, due to his time at the Macron Stadium, Lennon will be hoping that Bolton are the first port of call for a potential transfer.

Amos’s career may have stalled due to his admiration for and willingness to stay with United, but it now looks as if he can return to playing football, with the Trotters as the beneficiaries.

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