Championship strugglers Bolton Wanderers have taken forward Marvin Emnes on trial as they look to strengthen their squad for the run-in.
That’s according to Sun journalist Alan Nixon, who revealed that he is on trial with the Trotters in a bid to earn a contract.
The 30-year-old would be allowed to sign immediately even though it’s outside the window as he is a free agent after leaving Vancouver Whitecaps last year.
Prior to that, the Dutchman had a spell in Turkey but he will be known to fans in England having spent much of his career in the top two divisions over here.
Emnes joined Middlesbrough from Sparta Rotterdam back in 2008 and made over 150 appearances for the Teesside outfit over the next six years.
A spell with Swansea followed before he spent the 2016/17 campaign on loan at Bolton’s rivals Blackburn.
Phil Parkinson’s side are the lowest scorers in the Championship this season, with just 21 goals from 33 games, whilst they sit second from bottom in the league.
Therefore, Emnes may be a welcome addition in their bid for survival.
This is a risk-free move from Bolton as they can assess Emnes in training and make a judgement without any pressure.
Clearly, they are lacking quality in the final third, so Emnes would be a decent option as he has good pace and is unpredictable.
However, he hasn’t played regularly for a while now so it’s down to him to prove that he has what it takes over the next few weeks.
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