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Nolan shock at Trotters exit
03 Feb 2009 - 16:24:57
Former captain Kevin Nolan has revealed his shock at Bolton Wanderers agreeing to sell him to Newcastle United during the transfer window.
The long-serving midfielder was sold to the Magpies for £4million last week and admitted the move to St James' Park came completely out of the blue.
Nolan had not asked to leave the Reebok Stadium and was surprised when the club told his agent that they were willing to sell him.
He told the Bolton News: "(My agent) told me Newcastle were on and did I fancy it.
"I asked him what the club had said about it and he said they were negotiating.
"It was a bit of a shock. There had been rumours in the past but they were always quashed, so I must admit I was disappointed that the club were prepared to sell me.
"I saw myself being at Bolton for many more years, but I've had time to think about it and it might be something I needed and something Bolton needed.
"It's a very sad time for me in many ways because I've left Bolton after so many years, but I'm delighted with the move and excited about starting another chapter."