Odds on Kevin Nolan's next move: Bookies name top five options, including Aston Villa and Leeds

After his release from West Ham, Kevin Nolan is touted as an option for QPR, Aston Villa, Bolton, Leeds, and Burnley.

Kevin Nolan has been released by West Ham after four years at the club, with his contract terminated by mutual consent, report The BBC.

The 33-year-old is a free agent and who has been one of the most consistent players in English football over the past decade, a regular goal threat from midfield.

Already bookies are taking bets on his next destination, so here is a look at the five clubs SkyBet ranks as the favourites...

QPR 3/1

QPR have been installed as the top option for Nolan, who could add experience to their promotion push. They are 6th at present in the Championship early on, and he would not have to uproot from London to make the move.

Bolton 10/1

Could a return to Bolton be on the cards? After the club re-signed Emile Heskey anything is possible, and Neil Lennon would be smart to see if Nolan is open to the move. 

Burnley 14/1

Burnley have recently spent big money on Andre Gray and are determined to reclaim their place in the Premier League. Adding Nolan to their already strong squad would only enhance their chances.

Leeds 16/1

Leeds could be the biggest challenge of Nolan's career. Uwe Rosler's side are looking stable at last, but need a player like Nolan to tip them towards the play-off hunt. If he can help them return to the Premier League it would be another feather in his cap.

Aston Villa 16/1

Villa are considered the favourites of the Premier League sides, but do they want another experienced high earner when they still have Joe Cole on their books? Tim Sherwood could though look at him to help guide young players like Jack Grealish.

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