Recently departed Bolton captain David Wheater doesn’t look to be making a move to Scotland with Kilmarnock. Instead, he’s reportedly set for a move to ambitious League Two club Salford City.
The Bolton News claim that Wheater was uneasy about moving his family from England to Ayrshire. Whilst on the road to discuss terms with Angelo Alessio’s side, a call from City came through.
It’s a dent for Killie as he would have been a decent player for them.
Wheater has good enough reason for not making Kilmarnock switch
If he isn’t keen on moving his family, then Wheater has every reason to not move to Killie. Sure, it would have been a different experience for him with the potential of playing European football.
If that came at the cost of an uneasy family move though, then it wouldn’t be worth it. When you boil everything down, football is just a job. Having been with Bolton for the past eight years, you can see why he doesn’t want to move his already settled family too far from the area, or at all.
Salford aren’t short of funds either. There’s a very good chance the offer they put to the Englishman will trump anything Alessio could have given him.
Killie need another defender and Wheater would have done the trick. He’s an experienced head and a brilliant no-nonsense style centre-back. He would have provided good competition to Kirk Broadfoot and Stuart Findlay.
Alas, a move looks unlikely. A move to somewhere else in the EFL seems like the most obvious choice for Wheater. His reasons for not moving north of the border are completely reasonable.