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Eidur Gudjohnsen signs for Bolton until the end of the season

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Icelandic legend, Eidur Gudjohnsen has officially signed for Championship side Bolton Wanderers on loan until the end of the season.

The striker, who has had spells at Premier League side Chelsea and Spanish giants Barcelona has joined The Trotters’ following his release from Belgian team Club Brugge.

Gudjohnsen enjoyed a stint at the Macron Stadium, a mere 14 years ago for Bolton where he managed 26 goals in 73 games in all competitions, also helping the side to reach the second-tier play offs.

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The 36-year-old went on to have a largely successful career winning everything from the La Liga to the Champions League with Barcelona and winning the Premier League two years running for Chelsea - as well as other domestic trophies. 

Blessing in disguise 

Bolton boss Neil Lennon has said that his new signing will be just what the struggling side need.

Talking to BBC Radio Manchester, the Scotsman said: “I think he'll be a big-game player and enjoy the occasion.

“We need that type of player with Mark Davies out and Chung Yong-Lee might not be here (because of international commitments) in January.”

Emile Heskey a possible addition 

The former Celtic manager also revealed that ex Liverpool striker Emile Heskey might be on his way into the club after he began training with the Trotters’.

“Emile is a free agent and I know him very well from my time at Leicester - another player that we tried to sign in our time at Celtic," Said Lennon.

"He may be coming to the end of his career but he still has good attributes. We're going to have a look at him over the next two weeks and see if he's got something to offer.”

Bolton face a tough trip to the Madejski Stadium to face Reading on Saturday, where a win will see them overtake their opponents in the table.

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