The guy is a lump. OK, so that probably explains Allardyce's interest, but he is a tubby looking lump and at 31 is no spring chicken either. Honestly, if the guy was worth that sort of money, why was he allowed to spend all those years in the lower divisions? Look at his list of clubs! Sheffield Wednesday, Rochdale, Nottingham Forest and Shrewsbury! Really? A six million pound man with a back history like that?
I can hear Allardyce trying to persuade Sullivan and Gold to part with their money: "Grant Holt, footballer. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first bionic footballer. Grant Holt will be that man. Better than he was before. Better...stronger...faster."
He would need to be at that price!
Meanwhile, what about two full backs, a pacey wide player and a centre half?