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Josh Magennis signs for Bolton Wanderers

Josh Magennis joins Bolton.
Josh Magennis joins Bolton.

By Joshua Bunting

Northern Ireland international striker Josh Magennis has completed his move from Charlton Athletic to Bolton Wanderers.

Magennis signed for Charlton after Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 campaign he recorded double figures in both of his campaigns at The Valley and now links up with Bolton prior to this weekend’s Sky Bet Championship opener against West Bromwich Albion.

He scored his first goal for the Green and White Army In the 3-1 victory over Greece to book their place in France.

Phil Parkinson had a £500,000 bid for the 27-year-old turned down by Charlton in January when he was seeking to replace Cardiff City-bound Gary Madine as he was a long term target for the club.

Speaking to following the switch, Magennis said: "It's a massive move for myself and when I found out about the club's initial interest, I was itching to get here.

"I'm absolutely delighted to be a Bolton Wanderers player though and hopefully we can make this season a successful one."

Manager Phil Parkinson added: “I’ve been looking to add to our strike force and I’m delighted to have brought in Josh.

"He’s got a real desire and hunger, and I'm looking forward to working with him.”

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