Shola Ameobi signs for Bolton Wanderers

Nigeria international pens short-term deal at Macron Stadium following recent trial

Bolton Wanderers have completed the signing of Shola Ameobi on a short-term deal.

The Nigeria international joins the club on a free transfer having recently spent time on trial with the Whites.

Most recently on the books at Premier League side Crystal Palace, the 34-year-old enjoyed a brief stint in Turkey with Gaziantep BB last season having spent the majority of his career with Newcastle United.

A member of the Newcastle side that won the Championship in 2009/10, the forward also previously enjoyed a loan spell in the second tier with Stoke City during their 2007/08 promotion-winning campaign.

Formerly an England Under-21s international, he was a member of the Nigeria squad that reached the knockout stages of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, making two substitute appearances as the Super Eagles suffered a second round exit.

Ameobi will wear the number 26 jersey for the duration of his stay at Macron Stadium.

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