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Transfer News: Sparta Rotterdam sign former Bolton Wanderers target

Kramer’s staying in The Netherlands

Dutch Eredivisie'ADO Den Haag v Feyenoord'

Former Feyenoord striker Michiel Kramer, who had been a target for Bolton Wanderers, has opted to stay in The Netherlands to sign for Sparta Rotterdam.

Wanderers pursued Kramer back on Deadline Day, and it was thought that Wanderers tried to sign him again when he was released by Feyenoord.

However, Kramer wasn’t too keen on a move to England, and was subsequently linked with a move to Belgian giants Anderlecht.

That move didn’t happen, so Kramer was going to start training with Dutch second division side Telstar.

But, the move to Sparta, who are rock bottom of the Eredivisie has happened instead.

Sparta are managed by former Sunderland, Rangers and Netherlands coach Dick Advocaat. He worked miracles keeping Sunderland in the Premier League, and it looks like he’s going to have to do the same again for Sparta.

Upon his arrival at Sparta, Michiel Kramer stated:

“I have been without a club for a while, but I have just trained for myself. Of course it is different to train with a group, but I’m just fit and I do not suffer from anything, so that’s okay, we just have to keep Sparta in the Eredivisie and that’s what we’re going for.”

Wanderers have looked at other strikers, most notably former Arsenal player Marouane Chamakh, but have yet to sign one.