Bristol City transfer blow as Bolton Wanderers star rejects £1m move

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Bristol City have received their answer from George Thomason - and it’s a no from the Bolton Wanderers man.

George Thomason has told Bolton Wanderers that he does not want to leave for Bristol City, despite a £1m offer being made.

It was reported on Saturday that the Robins had submitted an offer to Bolton, and the talk from them was that it would be discussed over the next 24-48 hours, and now a decision has been made by the player who had the final say. The 22-year-old is to remain with the League One club, despite strong interest from City.

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Thomason despite the ongoing transfer speculation came on as a substitute in Bolton's win over Cheltenham Town, and has so far played in all three of their matches so far this season. He will now be focused for Bolton's match with Fleetwood Town on Tuesday night.

“From the minute we made him aware of the offer, George never expressed a desire to leave the football club,” said Evatt to Bolton's official club website.

“He loves being here and loves that we’ve shown him faith and loyalty from day one and given him his big chance in football and that means something to him.

“Finding a young man with that attitude is a real rarity so that should be celebrated. He’s committing his future to this football club and we’re really proud of him and proud of that decision.”

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Evatt added: “It’s a marker for us to say that we’re on the right track and people are really bought into what we’re trying to do,

“We’re delighted and we can crack on now, knowing he’s a big part of our journey to come."

Bristol City must now look to alternative targets, and have seen several names emerge in the media over the last week. Alex Scott's £25m sale to AFC Bournemouth has seen speculation go into overdrive with clubs now aware that City have some money to spend.

It was reported last week that Cameron Brannagan was a potential target, and since then Oxford United manager Liam Manning has come out to say that the 27-year-old is committed to the U's. Barnsley's Callum Styles is another, though it is understood that he is not on City's radar. Bristol City are however in talks with St Patrick's Athletic over the possible signing of 18-year-old midfielder Adam Murphy.

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