In a bizarre turn of events, bottom of the Championship Bolton Wanderers have been linked with the former Real Madrid, Arsenal, and Roma striker Julio Baptista, according to reports from the Sun.
The 35-year-old has been without a club since being released from MLS side Orlando City in November of last year and now it looks like the struggling Wanderers are hoping he can save their season.
The striker recently spoke to Sky Sports in an interview when he was in London for the Star Sixes tournament and said that he isn’t ready to call it quits on his career yet.
The last time Baptista was in England playing professionally was for Arsenal back in 2006, where he scored just three league goals in 24 appearances for the Gunners.
So, what do Bolton’s fans make of this crazy transfer link?
FLW writer Adam Goacher has taken to Twitter to gauge the Wanderers’ fans reaction to potentially signing Julio Baptista…
Julio Baptista coming to Bolton. That transfer could sound more exciting than it actually is
— Football Fragmento (@footyfragmento) September 6, 2017
forget Neymar to PSG. Julio Baptista to Bolton is signing of the summer.
— Lee Aspin (@leeaspin) September 6, 2017
Get him signed. Power, pace, eye for goal. On the end of the Postman's postage stamps! Noone and Ameobi, get it in!
— Gavin Hudson (@gavinlhudson) September 6, 2017
Wait, Julio Baptista's still playing football? What else haven't I been told?
— Alex Eagles (@Cynibot) September 5, 2017
— The Burnden Way (@BurndenWay) September 5, 2017
Julio Baptista to Bolton!? Get him signed & playing on Saturday @OfficialBWFC
— Ben (@_bstoney) September 5, 2017
why oh why, im puzzled what the motives are, and at what cost to the club, possibly may be the uplift thats needed to help stay up this year
— jim rock (@jimborck) September 5, 2017
What do you think Bolton fans? Let us know your thoughts on this deal down below!