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Coyle: Cahill money wisely spent by Bolton

Bolton boss Owen Coyle feels the reported £7m received by the Wanderers for defender Gary Cahill from Chelsea has been sensibly used. Coyle has brought in another centre-half in Tim Ream from the New York Red Bulls, and 20-year-old striker Marvin Sordell from Watford, and given their respective ages, the Scot believes their acquisition also represents good business off the pitch.

"I think we all accepted that Gary was going to go and once it was decided on the football side that it would happen, what we had to do on the business side was look to try to maximise the situation that we were in," Coyle said.

"In doing that, we have then reinvested that money. We have not gone and spent the money on 32 or 33-year-olds where there is very little or no resale value.

"We have tried to invest it in young players who will become assets for the football club and whose value will appreciate.

"That is opposed to a quick fix, somebody who will do you a turn for a year and then all of a sudden you are back to square one. We are not in a situation where we feel we need to be doing that.

"I always look to try to put in place a plan where you invest in youth and bring them on year by year."

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