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Bolton Wanderers Sign Chinedu Obasi On A Free Transfer

Bolton Wanderers have confirmed the signing of Nigerian footballer Chinedu Obasi on a free transfer.

The 31-year-old has joined the Trotters until the end of the season after having impressed in his trial with the Under 23 side against Burnley last week. The Nigerian was afforded just half an hour in a weather-interrupted match with the reserve team, and he made the most of his opportunity by scoring the winner.

Obasi, who had last played for AIK in Sweden, had maintained the stance that he would not claim wages unless he returns to competitive action, and it appears that the marksman will now have the chance to make an impact in Bolton’s relegation fight.

Speaking on the club’s official website, he said: “It’s a great honour to be part of this great club and an honour to be part of the team. It is a big relief. I have always wanted to play here. It’s a great platform for me and a great opportunity for me to show myself in the UK and then see what the future holds.”

Obasi was at the Macron Stadium on Saturday to watch his side’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of Preston North End. Though the game emphasised that the club still have a serious relegation battle on their hands, Obasi believes that the surroundings are still luxurious as the first time he watched Jay Okocha in action for the Trotters more than a decade ago.

Bolton are currently four points ahead of the drop zone with 11 games remaining in the season, but they are likely to face a huge test of their credentials, given they are no longer with the services of Gary Madine. The club’s leading goal scorer joined promotion-chasing Cardiff City during the final day of the winter transfer window.3