BOLTON WANDERERS have made a shock move for former West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie.
The Nigeria international, who has been a free agent since the summer, will meet with club officials tonight, with medical tests planned for tomorrow.
Now 35, ODEMWINGIE is due to train at Lostock over the weekend and could complete a deal before Monday’s game at Bury.
Odemwingie’s last competitive football came in a loan spell at Bristol City last season, where he scored two goals against the Bolton in their 6-0 defeat.
Peter Odemwingie was then offered a trial at Hull City by Steve Bruce in the summer which collapsed after the manager resigned.
The striker has stated publicly he was willing to drop wage demands to League One levels to earn a contract somewhere, and speaking earlier this week hinted that move could be on the cards.
“It’s tough being a free agent but I’m in great shape and hopefully a move should happen this week,” he told the BBC.
“Mentally and physically I feel strong, when your body and heart is perfectly prepared then you wouldn’t lack the right motivation to succeed.
“As you grow older it becomes tougher in football, you only need someone to believe in you and willing to take a chance.
“I still have a lot to offer a team and I only need to show what I can do somewhere for people to believe that.”
Odemwingie scored 31 goals in his 89 appearances for Albion between 2010 and 2013 but most fans haven’t forgiven him for his deadline day antics in January 2013.
He has since played for Cardiff City, Stoke City and Bristol City.