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Makukula secures Bolton loan move

Ariza Makukula
Makukula has been capped four times by Portugal

Striker Ariza Makukula is to join Bolton on loan until the end of the season from Portuguese side Benfica.

A statement on Friday announced that Makukula, who previously turned down a move to West Bromwich Albion, had agreed terms with Gary Megson's side.

DR Congo-born Makukula, 27, has failed to secure a regular place in the Benfica team this season.

Bolton will also have an option to buy the powerfully-built forward for 4.5m at the end of the season.

Makukula has played four times for Portugal while also winning the Uefa Cup in 2006 while at Sevilla.

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