English Football League trio Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Sunderland are all thought to be considering offering a deal to free agent David Cotterill according to the Birmingham Mail.

The 30-year-old Cardiff-born wideman is without a club after leaving Indian Super League side Atletico de Kolkata earlier this year and looks poised to return to the English game.

With cash-strapped trio Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Sunderland all looking to wheel and deal in the transfer market on tight budgets this summer, the experienced winger could be an ideal target with Cotterill having close to 400 English Football League outings to his name.

The player’s last club prior to his disastrous short stay in India was Birmingham City. Cotterill spent three-and-a-half years at St Andrews before having his contract terminated by mutual consent. The winger made 109 appearances for the Blues in which he scored 15 goals.

Cotterill has enjoyed playing for clubs in Wales or on the west side of England during various periods of his career. This could mean that both Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers could have the biggest hopes of landing the player.

It has also been suggested, however, that Sky Bet Championship-bound club Swansea City may also opt to move for Cotterill. The player represented The Swans earlier in his career and is likely to hold the club close to his heart.


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