Trotters land Mexican Borgetti

Bolton have confirmed the signing of Mexican striker Jared Borgetti on a two-year contract, subject to a medical.

Bolton have confirmed the signing of Mexican striker Jared Borgetti on a two-year contract, subject to a medical.

The 31-year-old forward concluded a deal with Wanderers at the weekend while the club agreed a fee with his employers Pachucha.

However, Bolton manager Sam Allardyce – currently in Thailand following his side’s participation in the Premier League Asia Trophy – warned it would take time for Borgetti to adapt to the physical demands of the Barclays Premiership.

Allardyce told the club’s official website, www.bwfc.co.uk: “We are just waiting for the all-clear on the medical. I am glad to say everything else is in place and by the time we get back home everything should be sorted out. The fee has been agreed with his club and personal terms are all sorted.

“Borgetti has played over 60 games this year and will need to get plenty of rest before we really see his true class.”

Allardyce continued: "His pedigree is excellent, but the Premiership is still unknown to him and he will have to be at his best to make the impact we are looking for.

“It is a massive challenge for both the player and the club and I do know he has the mental strength to make it a success in England.”

Fellow striker El-Hadji Diouf, who scored the winning goal against Thailand on Saturday to lift the trophy, claims he wants to see out his career at the Reebok Stadium after signing a four-year contract earlier this summer.

“This is the best club I’ve been at,” he said. “From the fantastic supporters to the chairman (Phil Gartside), everyone makes me feel welcome. There is no other club I want to play for and I want to sign with the club for life!”

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