Just four years ago, Sebastian Le Toux was an obscure Frenchman toiling in the minor leagues of American soccer. Now the Philadelphia Union star could be on his way to the English Premier League to help Bolton Wanderers in its fight to avoid relegation.
Bolton manager Owen Coyle is flying in Le Toux for talks. Coyle is big on MLS products. He signed Stuart Holden, currently injured, and hopes to bring in the New York Red Bulls defender Tim Ream, subject to obtaining a work permit.
A work permit would be no issue for the 28-year-old Le Toux, one of the most respected and popular players in MLS. Bolton is desperate for help up front, and Le Toux, who has 25 goals and 20 assists in two seasons with the Union, could provide it.
Bolton considered Mexican Giovani Dos Santos, but Tottenham's asking price is too high, and Canadian Junior Hoilet, who plays for Blackburn, remains indecisive about a move.