An early Christmas present for the forward…
Former England and Liverpool striker Emile Heskey has made a sensational return to England, signing with Bolton Wanderers on a short-term deal.
Heskey returns to English football after a short spell in the Australian A-League with Newcastle Jets.
The 36 year old was recently invited to train at Bolton by boss Neil Lennon, his former Leicester team-mate, after being released from the Jets in April this year.
The England international has effectively been on trial at the club for some time, even turning out in the club’s recent U-21 fixtures and it seems he’s managed to impress Lennon who has decided to snap him up on a permanent basis.
Bolton will be the sixth different English side Heskey has signed with after spells at Leicester City, Liverpool, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa.
Heskey also has an impressive international record, turning out 62 times for England.
The move for the veteran striker comes just a few weeks after Bolton also confirmed the signing of former Barcelona and Chelsea striker Eider Gudjohnsen until the end of the season.
— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) December 24, 2014