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Last Updated: Friday, 25 August 2006, 05:21 GMT 06:21 UK
Bolton sign Anelka in record deal
Nicolas Anelka
Anelka left Manchester City for Fenerbahce 18 months ago
Nicolas Anelka has signed a four-year deal with Bolton after the Premiership club agreed to pay a club record 8m to Fenerbahce for the striker.

The Frenchman, 27, who has previously played for Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, successfully completed a medical with Wanderers on Thursday.

He has been in Turkey with Fenerbahce for the last 18 months.

"Nicolas is a player with an amazing track record in the Premiership," said Bolton boss Sam Allardyce.

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"Patience is a virtue and I am pleased to say that all the waiting and hard work we've done behind the scenes has paid off."

"He was born to score goals. His talent and experience will be a valuable asset for us.

"It's an unprecedented amount of money for Bolton Wanderers to spend and fully underlines the club's ambition," Allardyce added.

SEE ALSO
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21 Aug 06 |  Bolton Wanderers
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