Keen to bolster their attacking line, with the aim of a big push for promotion in the upcoming 2015-16 season in the Championship, Bolton Wanderers have now contacted Real Sociedad, in an attempt to secure the loan of Alfred Finnbogason.
According to Diario Vasco, a formal approach has been made to Real Sociedad, who are keen to see the 26-year-old rediscover his form elsewhere, hopeful that he can return to the Anoeta at a future date, able to demonstrate the qualities which brought about his signing in the first place.
Finnbogason arrived at Real Sociedad last summer, in an €8 million operation from Dutch side Heerenveen, after he topped the Eredivisie scoring charts during the 2013-14 campaign, with an impressive 29 goals in 31 league appearances.
However, adapting to the different culture and the Spanish game, has been far from easy, in what was also a difficult 2014-15 season at Real Sociedad.
Making a total of 25 La Liga appearances, Finnbogason only scored twice and struggled to make the first eleven, starting just six games and appearing mostly from the bench.
The most complicated part of the operation for Bolton, is regarding the player wages. The Trotters are apparently unwilling to cover the wages of Finnbogason in their entirety, which is giving La Real pause for thought.
Bolton will of course be hoping for a swift decision, conscious that Norwich City are monitoring the situation, following their return to the Premier League, whilst recent reports have also suggested Everton are interested too.