Report: Bolton considering move to bring Marvin Emnes back to the Championship

Phil Parkinson of Bolton Wanderers looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Bristol City at Macron Stadium on February 2, 2018 in Bolton, England.

Marvin Emnes could reportedly return to England with Championship strugglers Bolton Wanderers.

Marvin Emnes of Middlesbrough celebrates scoring during the npower Championship match between Portsmouth and Middlesbrough at Fratton Park on March 3, 2012 in Portsmouth, England.

Bolton Wanderers have taken free agent Marvin Emnes on trial as Phil Parkinson aims to add some much needed firepower to his relegation threatened squad, according to Bolton News.

The Trotters are stuck in the relegation zone, three points adrift of safety, and their precarious financial decision means they struggled to bring in new signings during the January transfer window.


So that is perhaps why they have turned to Emnes, who is available for free after leaving MLS outfit Vancouver Whitecaps in December. The versatile 30-year-old has been invited to train with Bolton at their Lostock training ground as he aims to secure a return to English football.

Capable of playing as a striker or a winger, Emnes first arrived in Britain 11 years ago, joining Middlesbrough from Sparta Rotterdam. He scored 31 goals for Boro, paving the way for spells at Swansea City and Blackburn Rovers before he tried his hand in Turkey and Canada.

Marvin Renato Emnes of Teleset Mobilya Akhisarspor during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig football match between Besiktas JK and Teleset Mobilya Akhisarspor on November 17, 2017 at the...

Interestingly, this is not the first time the former Dutch U21 international has been linked with a move to Bolton.

Gazette Live reported that he was on the radar of then-manager Dougie Freedman in the summer of 2013, though he decided to look at alternative targets instead.

Marvin Emnes of Middlesbrough celebrates his goal.

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