Livingston wait for ‘laid back’ Dolly Menga to complete loan move – as Gary Holt eyes more new signings


GARY HOLT has quipped that Dolly Menga’s protracted move to Angolan outfit Petro de Luanda can be attributed to the striker’s nonchalant attitude towards paperwork.

However, the Livingston manager has confirmed that he intends to dip into the transfer market again once the front-man finally seals the switch back to his homeland.

Holt has confirmed that Livi have green-lit the transfer, which will see Menga join Luanda on loan in a bid to revive his international fortunes and feature in the African Champions League.

But the Lions are in limbo until the paperwork is completed by all parties and an International Transfer Certificate is received.

“I’ll need to keep checking with the people who do the paperwork,” smiled Holt. “It’s a move over to Angola and it doesn’t seem like paperwork is high on the agenda of things to get done.

“However, we are hoping it will be done very quickly now. Livingston have done all we can from our end.

“Knowing Dolly the way I know Dolly, it’ll be on the back-burner. He’s a wee bit laid back when it comes to official documents and admin!

“But it will get done – and we turn our focus to the ones we have in the building.”

It is understood Petro de Luanda will pick up Menga’s wages for the duration of his season-long loan, affording Holt some more wiggle room in the budget.

Livi have already made seven summer signings as they prepare for their second successive top-flight campaign.

However, Holt has hinted at more new faces to come.

“We are still looking and there’s a bit of scope for us to work within,” he continued. “We always seem to find something that we can do – and hopefully we can get another one or two in the door before the end of the transfer window.”

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