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Transfer Gossip: Bolton to Sign Striker - But Which One?

The Oracle (snigger) reckons we're about to sign a striker, and plenty of names have been bandied about

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So everyone's favourite Twitter troll, the venerable Alan Nixon, has heard on the grapevine that Bolton Wanderers are on the cusp of bringing in a new centre forward.

Now, this being Nixon, there are no names, no dates, no details, no suggestions of his former club, no information except the vaguest of hints. Therefore we, the fans, have had to come up with the likely targets ourselves.

So why don't we take a little trip around the internet and put a bit of meat on these most wasted-away of bones:

Gary Madine

Goal machine Gary Madine has a sketchy record, with 51 goals coming from just over 200 league appearances. Just released by Sheffield Wednesday following a disappointing loan at Blackpool, Madine has also spent time at Her Majesty's Pleasure and by accounts is a bit of a scumbag.

Lee Novak

I'm including this guy for the benefit, mainly, of, James Derbyshire.

Novak, 26, has been released by Birmingham City and can count Gateshead and Huddersfield Town among his former clubs. His record of ten goals from 59 games for Brum is not the best, but he is a target man in the mould of Craig Davies who was recently released from Wanderers for being a bit shit.

Chris Maguire

Maguire is another one who has spent time on loan at Blackpool. Another ex-Wednesdayite himself, the 26 year old Scot began his career at Aberdeen before moving South to join Derby County.

His goal record is fairly average too, with a return of 53 in almost 300 appearances.

Lionel Messi

Argentinian forward at Spanish side Barcelona. Not the tallest, and doesn't run a lot, but knows where the goal is. Might be expensive.

Souleymane Coulibaly

A new name to most, the 20 year old Ivorian striker has recently been released by Bari following a spell in England at Tottenham Hotspur.

Highly thought-of on the international stage, Coulibaly made his name at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup where he scored nine goals in four matches: one against Australia, another against Denmark, and a hat-trick in a draw against Brazil.

Marc-Antoine Fortune

Oh I do hope not.


So the above is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but they represent some potential signings for the Whites.

Who do you fancy? Let us know in the comments box below the line.