Coyle keen to look at Ream
Bolton boss always happy to dip into the American market
Last Updated: December 14, 2011 8:24am
Tim Ream: New York Red Bulls defender is now training with Bolton after a trial at West Brom
Owen Coyle is keen to see what USA international Tim Ream has to offer after the defender linked up with Bolton Wanderers for a week-long trial.
Ream spent last week training with West Bromwich Albion and Baggies boss Roy Hodgson is considering a bid to sign the 24-year-old in January.
The centre-half's current club New York Red Bulls are reluctant to sell Ream and the player's agent recently revealed that he is in no rush to move to the Premier League.
Trotters boss Coyle is always keen to explore the American market after experiencing success with midfielder Stuart Holden and believes Ream will enjoy his time at the Reebok Stadium.
"We've been successful in that avenue before with Stuart Holden, who was a Bosman, and it's a market I'm always looking at because there are some terrific players there," said Coyle in the Bolton News.
"Tim is under contract at Red Bull and a top international.
"He will enjoy training for a week and have a look around, but that's all it is at the moment.
"His club, I'm led to believe, are not keen to let him move on anyway but it would be great to get him among the group and see what he has to offer."