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Norwich City transfer rumours: Canaries owed six-figure sum by crisis club Bolton

PUBLISHED: 16:32 07 January 2019 | UPDATED: 16:42 07 January 2019

Remi Matthews made four loan appearances for Bolton but is now back at Norwich Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA

Remi Matthews made four loan appearances for Bolton but is now back at Norwich Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA

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Bolton Wanderers owe Norwich City a six-figure sum according to reports after the Trotters failed to pay the wages of loanees Yanic Wildschut and Remi Matthews.

Bolton Wanderers owe Norwich City a six-figure sum according to reports after the Trotters failed to pay the wages of loanees Yanic Wildschut and Remi Matthews.

The crisis club have failed to keep up with monthly payments contributing to the wages of the City pair, according to The Sun.

Matthews has returned to Carrow Road with the goalkeeper’s expected permanent switch having fallen though whilst it is unclear at this stage what happens next with Wildschut, who was part of the Bolton side that beat Walsall in the FA Cup at the weekend. The winger has been linked with a January move to promotion hopefuls Sheffield United.

Matthews was playing second fiddle to Ben Alnwick for Wanderers, making four appearances, however Norwich confirmed the Norfolk-born stopper has returned to the club on Saturday.

City’s statement said: “Norwich City can confirm that Remi Matthews has returned to the club following the completion of his loan spell at Bolton Wanderers. Matthews, 24, made four appearances for the Trotters following his arrival from Carrow Road in August.”

Bolton have been restricted from registering new players by the EFL as they owe money to at least one creditor, which has also presented Christian Dodige’s loan from Forest Green from being made permanent and former City midfielder Gary O’Neil from signing a new six-month contract.

All three players were told they couldn’t be registered to face Walsall in the FA Cup this afternoon, with Bolton saying in a statement about Matthews’ exit: “Everybody at BWFC would like to thank Remi for his contribution to the team and we wish him well for the future.”

It looks unlikely the keeper will return to Daniel Farke’s squad, with Tim Krul number one and Northern Ireland international Michael McGovern providing cover until his contract expires in the summer.

Matthews was also due to be out of contract this summer, although the Canaries retain the option for a further year. He has never made a senior appearance for Norwich outside of pre-season friendlies but has enjoyed successful loan spells at Burton, Doncaster and Hamilton in the past.

Much of last season was spent chasing a League One play-off place Plymouth Argyle.

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