HOT-SHOT BOGLE WILL COST HIS SUITORS £1m
OMAR BOGLE will command a fee of around £1million as a clutch of Championship clubs fight for the Grimsby Town striker’s signature.
The League Two Mariners have reportedly rejected an £850,000 bid from Rotherham United for the 24-year-old they signed from Solihull Moors in 2015.
It will represent a big profit for the club, having forked out just £25,000 to land him after three prolific years in the National League North.
Grimsby boss Marcus Bignot,
right, was in charge at Solihull back then, and helped nurture the talented hitman, who had a spell at Celtic, before they were reunited earlier this season. Bogle scored 16 goals, including two in the promotion final at Wembley as they beat Forest Green Rovers, to help Grimsby back into the Football League. The former England C striker has been in scintillating form this season, topping the charts with his 18 goals and the scouts have come flocking. His former club, Birmingham City, are in the hunt, as are their city rivals Aston Villa. Brentford are also interested, with Grimsby facing a battle to keep hold of the forward this January.