Bolton Wanderers have confirmed the signing of former Liverpool, Leicester City and Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey on a short-term contract, after the former England international had been a free agent ever since leaving Newcastle Jets.
The forward has been in action for the club’s under-21s on Sunday, and joins former Chelsea man Eider Gudjohnsen as the latest forward with a wealth of English Premier League experience to sign for the English Championship club this season.
A statement on the club’s website said he will need international clearance to be available for the Trotters’ Boxing Day league meeting with Blackburn Rovers.
Heskey was part of the Leicester side that won the English League Cup under manager Martin O’Neill before he was signed by Gerard Houllier at Liverpool – where he won a cup treble in 2001, and the League Cup again in 2003.
In 2004 he left the Reds for Birmingham City before moving to Wigan Athletic in 2006 for a three-year spell prior to a reunion with former boss O’Neill at Villa, where he also ended up working under former Liverpool boss Houllier for a short spell, before leaving Villa Park for Newcastle Jets in the Australian A-League in 2012.
The 36-year-old has scored a total off 111 goals from 516 appearances in England’s elite division alone.