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Could this former Premier League striker be the right fit for Bolton?

Bolton have fought valiantly against the drop this term, and have managed to scramble away from the relegation zone. Sitting in 19th place in the table and only two points clear of the bottom three, they are not safe yet. After the departure of top scorer Gary Madine to Cardiff, Bolton are in desperate need of a goalscorer.

With Victor Anichebe available on a free transfer after his disastrous spell in China with Beijing Enterprises, could he offer the goals that could save The Trotters? The big targetman has scored goals in the top flight, but has often not been fit enough to string a long run of games together.

Dropping down to the Championship could be the perfect way to reinvigorate his stalling career, and if he can stay fit and score goals, he could prove to be an inspired signing. Standing at 6 ft 1 in and being a physical powerhouse, Anichebe’s style of play could be well suited to the Championship, and could also link up well with Bolton’s other strikers. In particular, a classic big man- little man partnership with either Adam Le Fondre, or Zach Clough could be very fruitful.

The major doubt over Anichebe is his injury record, the 29 year old has often struggled with injuries and has received the tag of being injury prone. This obviously would be a major concern for Bolton, as they need someone they can rely on when it comes to the business end of the season.

Anichebe provides the best option for Bolton now the transfer window has slammed shut, and especially on a free transfer it provides little risk and potentially a huge reward if his goals keep them up.

Bolton fans would you like to see Victor Anichebe at the Macron Stadium? Let us know in the comments section…

Is this former Brazilian international set to sign for Bolton?

There are widespread reports that former Brazilian international Julio Baptista is set to sign for Championship strugglers Bolton Wanderers.

Bolton who have yet to win a match in the Championship, bolstered their striking options over the summer bringing in Adam Le Fondre and Aaron Wilbraham from Cardiff City and Bristol City respectively, as well as completing the loan signing of Adam Armstrong from Newcastle United.

Whilst they are 3 known names in English football and have all scored goals at Championship level in the past, they have struggled so far this season and it looks like manager Phil Parkinson is looking to bring in more experience to try and help his Wanderers side climb off the foot of the table and give them every chance of staying in the division.

Julio Baptista – The Brazilian who plied his trade in the MLS with Orlando City last season, was released when his contract option was refused by the club in November 2016 and he became a free agent.

Baptista has played previously in England, joining Arsenal on loan from Real Madrid in 2006.

He can play in a number of positions including just behind the striker or he can operate from the left wing, which gives Phil Parkinson options in his squad. Having made over 350 appearances for major clubs around the world, he could be a useful addition to the Bolton ranks and help them secure Championship football for another season.

Bolton Wanderers fans would you like to see Julio Baptista sign for your club? Would he provide useful experience to your side? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section…