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Embargo-go-gone! Freebies to Take Bolton Wanderers Forward


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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, today Bolton Wanderers chairman Ken Anderson announced that the club had finally, after 630 tedious days, been released from their transfer embargo by the EFL.

About pissin’ time, I hear you cry.

So what does this mean? Well we no longer are restricted to offering magic beans to new signings, though obviously we are now outside the main transfer window so free transfers will still be the way forward for Phil Parkinson and the Anderson boys.

We put our heads together and came up with this quick shortlist:

Joe Ledley

My personal choice. The former Cardiff City and Crystal Palace midfielder would be a great addition the squad. With bags of experience he would automatically be first choice should our gaze turn his way.

Youssouff Mulumbu

Another with tons of Premier League experience, the ex-West Brom and Norwich City man has almost 200 top flight games under his belt and would be the battler that we so desperately need.

Jan Kirchhoff

With relegation on his Sunderland CV, the former Bayern Munich defender/midfielder is composed on the ball though has a history of injuries that would make Will Buckley blush.

Anders Lindegaard

Ex-Manchester United keeper Lindegaard is a Danish international who has played Premier League, Champions League and Championship football in the last few years. He would be an upgrade on Ben Alnwick and Mark Howard.

Sebastien Bassong

Another who has played tons of Premier League football, Bassong would be quality competition for Mark Beevers and David Wheater who haven’t had anyone breathing down their necks for quite a while now.

Kolo Toure

Oh Liam, come on.

Mathieu Flamini

A bruiser, but the ex-Arsenal and Palace man would bring great experience and fighting spirit to the squad.

Rickie Lambert

It’s not too long ago that Lambert was playing for Liverpool having made his name in the top flight with Southampton. A real veteran, he would give Aaron Wilbraham and Gary Madine some quality backup.


Thoughts, everyone? Don’t say Jay Spearing or David N’Gog.