Former Liverpool and England striker Emile Heskey signed a short-term contract with Bolton Wanderers, club has announced.
Heskey left Aston Villa and went ‘down under’ to play for Newcastle Jets more than two years ago, scoring ten goals in more than forty matches for a club based in New South Wales. His first season in Australian football was quite a better one, since he had scored nine goals and earned a new year-long contract; after scoring just once in 19 games a season. Later, Heskey abandoned Australia in a try to find a club back in the homeland.
It was speculated that Leicester City was interested in finding solution for their goalscoring problems with signing Heskey, however he will have to satisfy with a club from Championship, the one he have been training with for a few weeks. Bolton manager Neil Lennon was impressed with Heskey during a recent trial and has decided to sign a former member of England national football team. Interestingly, he will join another PL veteran, Eidur Gudjohnsen, who was also signed recently after a trial.
Is Heskey, who thanked Lennon for giving him a chance, going to be available in a Boxing day match against Blackburn depends on how quickly Bolton can get a neccesary international clearance.