He also advises that he deal struck between the two clubs sees Fulham pay around $2.74 million up front, with future considerations potentially adding a further $0.9 million to the deal. All told, Bolton could take in approximately $3.6 million from the Ream transfer - or GBP 2.3 million, which Pye advises is the sum the Trotters paid to sign Ream from the New York Red Bulls in 2012.
RBNY's 2010 Defender of the Year will be trading one struggling Championship club for another: both Bolton and Fulham lost their games this weekend, and each has one point from its first two league matches. Nonetheless, it is apparently Ream's choice to move to the Cottagers. Bolton head coach Neil Lennon was plainspoken about the reasons for a late switch away from Queens Park Rangers - the club it was though had won the race for the defender's services:
Fulham upped the bid from QPR and Tim made it clear he wanted to go there.
The London chapter of Tim Ream's career should commence shortly.