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Last Updated: Friday, 8 June 2007, 14:53 GMT 15:53 UK
McCann poised to sign for Bolton
Aston Villa midfielder Gavin McCann
Gavin McCann was facing an uncertain future at Aston Villa
Aston Villa midfielder Gavin McCann will complete a 1m move to Bolton if he passes a medical.

The 29-year-old will become the second Villa player to sign for new Bolton boss Sammy Lee after Jloyd Samuel moved on a free transfer.

McCann, who joined Villa from Sunderland in the summer of 2003, has agreed a three-year deal.

Bolton boss Lee said: "I want to bring in quality signings and Gavin has quality in abundance."

Lee added: "Gavin is an experienced campaigner who knows the Premier League inside out.

"He has all the attributes you need for the modern game - a good passing range, excellent touch on the ball and optimum energy levels to cope with the rigours of the domestic game and our European campaign.


"It is going to be a demanding campaign with the Uefa Cup and we need to have the right quality required to make a real first of every competition we enter.

"My philosophy is to create a culture where all players are fighting for their places.

"Competition for places across the squad is my objective, which will create a healthy environment going into the new campaign."

The former Everton and England star's opportunities at Villa may have become more limited with the expected arrival of West Ham United's Nigel Reo-Coker.

McCann has also indicated he is keen to make a return to the north west, and he still has a house in that area.


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