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Transfer blow for Bolton as the Trotters miss out on prolific free agent



Bolton Wanderers have missed out on a move for free agent Michiel Kramer, after the former Feyenoord striker linked up with Sparta Rotterdam.

The 29-year-old was released by the Dutch title holders following a successful three-year spell with the club, and Bolton boss Phil Parkinson had considered a move for the forward following the departure of Gary Madine to Cardiff City.

Kramer enjoyed prolific spells in Holland with FC Volendam and ADO Den Haag before his switch to Rotterdam, where the big forward won a much-desired Eredivisie title in final year with the club.

The player had been in talks with Sheffield Wednesday at one stage of the January window according to De Telegraaf via HITC, but former Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat won the race for his signature with Sparta.

The Verdict

Bolton were in need of reinforcements following Madine’s departure, and the prolific forward could have proven to be a worthy addition to the squad at the Macron Stadium.

Having scored goals for fun throughout his career, Kramer is likely to continue the trend with Sparta, and Bolton may rue their hesitation as the Trotters battle to avoid an instant return to the third tier of English football.

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