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Eidur Done Deal, Maybe

Bolton fans can finally uncross their fingers as news coming out of Macron Stadium suggests that former favourite Eidur Gudjohnsen has signed a short-term deal with the club.

Eidur Gudjohnsen is on the verge of a second spell at Bolton
Eidur Gudjohnsen is on the verge of a second spell at Bolton
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Eidur Gudjohnsen's sensational return to Bolton Wanderers appears to be complete, with noises emanating from the club suggesting the striker has signed a short-term deal.

Wanderers fans have had their fingers crossed ever since it was revealed the Icelandic international had been in training with the club at the start of November. Most of us dismissed this as the forward simply being offered a favour by his former club so that he could get match fit, but all the signs are that he will indeed be available for selection to aid The Whites' climb up the Champiosnhip table.

The striker, now 36, is expected to be involved in tonight's Development Squad match against Middlesbrough, which could well be the final seal on Neil Lennon's decision to sign him.

Gudjohnsen made his name at Bolton under Sam Allardyce, scoring 26 goals in 73 matches in all competitions and guiding Wanderers to the League Cup and FA Cup semi-finals in the 1999/2000 campaign, before sealing a £4 million move to Chelsea, where he formed a deadly strike partnership with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. He then went on to play for Barcelona, winning the Champions League in 2009 and playing alongside the likes of Lionel Messi, Xavi and Ronaldinho. He also played for Monaco and Tottenham, before short stints at Stoke and Fulham, then moving  to Greece with AEK Athens and most recently stints with Belgian clubs Cercle Brugge and Club Brugge.

While age isn't on Eidur's side, his experience and undoubted skill should be of huge benefit to Wanderers strikeforce and the younger players in and around the first-team if this exciting transfer does go through.

Stay tuned for further updates on this imminent signing.