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Transfer Gossip: Bolton Wanderers lead chase to sign Charlton Athletic defender

Would Jason Pearce be a good addition to Wanderers' squad?

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According to Sky Sports Sources, Bolton Wanderers, along with Wigan Athletic and Birmingham City, are leading the chase to sign Charlton Athletic defender Jason Pearce.

Pearce, 29, began his youth career on the South coast with Portsmouth. In 2007, Pearce moved to AFC Bournemouth, playing 183 times for The Cherries before moving back to Pompey in 2011 for £300,000.

Pompey's subsequent relegation to League One and the financial perils off the pitch led to Pearce moving North to join Leeds United in 2012.

Pearce went on to spend two and a half years with Leeds, scoring twice in 113 games. In January 2015, Pearce moved across the Pennines to join Wigan Athletic.

In the 2015/2016 season, Pearce played an integral role as the Latics gained promotion to the Championship, scoring twice in 33 games.

Last August, Pearce moved back down South to join League One side Charlton Athletic on a three year deal.

With nearly 400 league appearances to his name, Jason Pearce is an experienced football league centre half. Pearce has also demonstrated fantastic leadership skills in the past, having captained Wigan, Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Leeds.

I doubt Wanderers will make a move for Pearce. He only signed a three year deal at the start of the season, which means a transfer fee will certainly be needed.

Anyway, would Jason Pearce be a good signing for Wanderers? Let us know in the comments box below.