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Seattle Sounders Sign Ex-Wanderer Tyrone Mears

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MLS side Seattle Sounders have today announced the signing of former Bolton Wanderers right back Tyrone Mears, who also played in the Premier League with West Ham United, Derby County and Burnley.

Mears, 31, was a Manchester City youth product, also spent time with Olympique de Marseille in France and made a single appearance with the Jamaican national team.

"There's quite a few positions where I can play, but I am a fullback,"

Mears told the club.

"That's the position I hope to be nailing down for the season."

The Chadderton born fullback has become a figure of fun among Wanderers fans following his general ineptitude and subsequent inability to find a new club despite being a free agent for nearly two years.

He joined Wanderers in a £3m joint deal with then-Burnley teammate Chris Eagles under the watchful eye of ex-Bolton and current Houston Dynamo boss Owen Coyle. He went on to break his leg in his first training session at the club, and his career has stalled ever since.