Nigel Reo-Coker still hasn't found a new team after leaving relegated Bolton Wanderers at the end of the season and Bolton have not signed a like-for-like replacement yet. One of those things is about to be a false statement and I'll give you a hint: it's not the former. Sky Sports has reported today that Bolton are about to put Carlos "The Rock" Sanchez's signature on a piece of paper with a multi-year deal on it.
There were rumors about that newly-promoted Reading were more than interested in Sanchez but were unable to offer the former Valenciennes and Club Atlético River Plate (of Uruguay) man more than a one year deal. Owen Coyle stepped in with a three year offer that Sanchez is about to sign.
We wrote about Sanchez when the rumor first emerged so if you missed that, here's a bit more about La Roca:
Carlos Sanchez stands six feet tall and is known to be a strong central midfielder. He spent the last five years at French side Valenciennes where he featured nearly 150 times, scoring eight goals over those five seasons. He's not one to shoot often, averaging less than one shot per game over the last season. His strength instead lies in his field vision. Sanchez is known to play effective long balls over the course of the match. GolTV play-by-play man and friend of the blog, Juan Arango, told us that Sanchez would fit into most Premier league sides well and quickly.
The signing would be Owen Coyle's fourth of this early summer transfer window after bringing in Matt Mills, Joe McKee, and Keith Andrews.