Bolton are set to complete another piece of transfer business today, with London News Online reporting that a deal to bring in Jon Dadi Bodvarsson should be completed soon.
The former Wolves man hasn’t been able to get much action at his current club Millwall this season and with Wanderers offering the chance to play regularly, the player will no doubt be eager to complete a deal.
It’s a shrewd signing too, considering that the 29-year-old is set to link up with the League One side on a free transfer. It means that Ian Evatt has secured the signature of a very experienced second-tier player without having to even pay a fee.
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He featured 38 times for the Lions in the last campaign but only 11 of those were starts. Instead, he was limited to odd run-outs off the bench and with not a single league minute under his belt this season, it looked clear that pastures new were needed.
Bodvarsson has played in over 160 Championship games, so can provide Bolton with a level of experience that should certainly serve them well in their bid to climb the division in the second half of the campaign. He’s certainly capable of a goal too, managing 21 in total during his stay in the second tier.Now, Bolton are prepared to give them to him and it will almost certainly lead to an increase in gametime. A deal could be done at some point today too and that means he will have the rest of the week to link-up with his new teammates.
Having never tried his luck in League One, he could certainly now thrive a division lower.
Jon Dadi Bodvarsson does look like an inspired signing for Bolton – and he’s certainly a bargain buy.
Considering how much knowledge of the second-tier he has and the fact he has been a Millwall regular – and has also played for Reading and Wolves – he could be a really astute signing for Bolton to have made. Right now, the Wanderers are near the bottom of the table and a signing like this could really boost them back up the division.
He’s certainly bound to get on the field more and he could thrive given the chance to get regular action and starts again. He’s already proven he knows where the back of the net is on the field too and a league lower, he could bag even more.
On a free transfer, you really can’t do much better than the Iceland man. Bolton will just be hoping he can produce the kind of football that he formerly did at the Den before this season.