According to a report from the Daily Record, free agent striker Victor Anichebe – who has been training with League One side Doncaster Rovers over the course of the past month or so – is close to joining Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock on a free transfer.

Former Premier League striker Victor Anichebe has been without a club for over a year and a half now, having left Chinese side Beijing BSU in January 2018. He has been training with League One side Doncaster Rovers recently under manager Darren Moore to rebuild his fitness ahead of finding a new club.

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Rovers made a contract offer to Anichebe having impressed Moore and his fellow coaching staff while training with the club and the deal reportedly remains on the table, but Anichebe could be heading for Scotland instead.

Kilmarnock boss Angelo Alessio is keen to add some more firepower to his attacking ranks and sees the Nigerian forward as the answer to his striker search. The club have been talking with the 31-year-old’s representatives and are hopeful of a breakthrough soon.

Anichebe came through the youth academy at Everton, going on to play 168 times for the Toffees (26 goals and 20 assists) before leaving to join West Brom in 2013. He spent three years with the Baggies (63 appearances, nine goals and six assists) and left to join Sunderland. After a short stint with Sunderland, he moved to China, linking up with Beijing BSU.

It awaits to be seen where Anichebe ends up playing with Doncaster and Kilmarnock both keen.


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