Bolton Wanderers are interested in signing striker Victor Anichebe on a free transfer, as per a report by the Sunderland Echo.

The 29 year-old is now available on a free transfer having recently left Chinese side Beijing Enterprises F.C. He scored 3 goals for Sunderland in the Premier League last season but left them in June to move to China.

His move to the Chinese League One has not worked out and he could be set for a quick return to England, with Bolton Wanderers showing an interest.

The Trotters are in a relegation battle and are eyeing a swoop for the Nigerian forward to bolster their attacking options and boost their survival chances. There is no doubt that Anichebe is a handful and would be a decent option for Bolton.

Bolton lost their top scorer Gary Madine to Cardiff City on deadline day but missed out on signing Feyenoord striker Michael Kramer, who they had identified as Madine’s replacement. They did bring in Zach Clough on loan from Nottingham Forest but Phil Parkinson is keen to bring in another striker on a free.

Anichebe would be a good fit for them. He is an experienced striker who has played over 250 games in his career. He started his career at Everton and played 168 games for the Toffees. He moved to West Brom in 2013 for a fee of around £6 million.

He then moved to Sunderland on a free transfer in September 2016 but could not prevent them from being relegated. He is now a free agent once again but could find himself a club very soon.


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