Bolton Wanderers have signed Josh Magennis from Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee as confirmed by the club website.

Earlier in the day, Bolton were able to complete a deal to sign Jack Hobbs. The 29-year-old defender had been a free agent following his release from Nottingham Forest and with Bolton needing an experienced defender, they signed him up. But that won’t be the only transfer business they do today as the club have now confirmed that they have signed Magennis.

The Northern Ireland international is now a Bolton player after he signed a two-year contract with the club. He is best known for scoring the goal that got Northern Ireland into Euro 2016 but his performances at that tournament earned him his move to Charlton. During his time at The Valley, the 27-year-old striker scored 20 goals in 81 appearances and helped the Addicks challenge for promotion from Sky Bet League One. And now he will be helping Bolton as they look to avoid a relegation battle.

Following the completion of the move, Magennis said: “It’s a massive move for myself and when I found out about the club’s initial interest, I was itching to get here.”

“I’m absolutely delighted to be a Bolton Wanderers player though and hopefully we can make this season a successful one.”

His new head coach Phil Parkinson said: “I’ve been looking to add to our strike force and I’m delighted to have brought in Josh.”

“He’s got a real desire and hunger, and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

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