Bolton Wanderers captain Kevin Davies will not be offered a contract in the summer, the Championship outfit have announced.
Davies, who turned 36 today, has served 10 years at the Bolton, who have decided that the time has come to release the striker at the end of the season.
Current manager Dougie Freedman had nothing but praise for the one-time England international, and after speaking to Bolton's official website, he said: "Kevin Davies is and always will be a Bolton legend. I want to be fair to him as regards to his future, as he deserves it. This decision means that he is now free to sort himself out with a new club in plenty of time for next season."
Freedman added: "Being the type of player Kevin is, we sat down and had a chat about the future. He wants to carry on playing and playing. He has that desire to continue and this is the best move for him."
After making 407 appearances and scoring 84 goals for Bolton, Davies is not ready to hang up his boots just yet.
Speaking to BBC Late Kick Off North West earlier this month, Davies said: "It's not about me, it's the club. I'll keep doing by best until the end of the season."
Today's news follows reports that Davies is close to agreeing a summer move to Hillsborough to play for Sheffield Wednesday. But with the striker being a boyhood Sheffield United fan, Brammall Lane could be his preferred destination.
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