30-year-old striker Habib Habibou is currently on trial with Championship outfit Bolton Wanderers, according to Foot Mercato.
The Central African Republic international only moved to French side Lens back in January after three years at Rennes, and although he remains contracted to the former, it doesn’t appear as though he has much of a future at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.
And this is all despite bagging six goals in just 13 games for Lens in helping them secure a fourth place finish in Ligue 2, just two points adrift of champions Strasbourg and just a point behind third place Troyes in the promotion play-off place.
However, it appears that the former Leeds United forward could be set for a return to English football with Phil Parkinson’s Bolton, with recent reports suggesting that Habibou is on trial with the Trotters.
The Lancashire-based club will be returning to the Championship in August having sealed automatic promotion from League One at the first time of asking, eventually finishing second and four points clear of Scunthorpe United in third.
And now manager Parkinson will be looking at how they can strengthen certain areas of the squad to be competitive next term, and having managed just 68 goals last time out, the attacking department may need bolstering ahead of their second tier campaign.
And the 30-year-old’s efforts last term suggest that he could indeed help the Trotters attack out next season, but nonetheless it very much remains to be seen if they do indeed pen Habibou down to a deal at the Macron Stadium.
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