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France striker Nicolas Anelka signs four-year contract extension with Bolton

France striker Nicolas Anelka signs four-year contract extension with Bolton

France striker Nicolas Anelka signed a four-year contract extension with Bolton on Thursday, committing him to the club until 2011.
"I seem to have been linked with every club in the country of late, but my heart is with Bolton," Anelka said. "I am very happy with my form, the club and the manager, so signing a new contract was not a difficult decision.
"Hopefully we will prosper together, because I would not have remained at Bolton if I'd thought we could not win trophies."
Anelka has been linked with moves to Portsmouth, Manchester City and Manchester United after scoring three goals in four games for the Trotters this season.
"It is a fantastic boost for the club and our supporters that Nicolas has agreed to stay with us," Bolton manager Sammy Lee said. "Nicolas is one of the most sought after strikers in the world and I am delighted that he will continue to wear the Bolton Wanderers shirt."
Anelka joined Bolton for 8 million pounds (US$16 million; euro11.8 million) in 2006, and scored 12 goals in his first season at the club.
Clubs including Arsenal, Real Madrid and Manchester City have spent a combined 51.5 million pounds (US$103.3 million; euro76 million) on transfer fees for the 28-year-old striker throughout his career.
Anelka won the 1998 Premier League and FA Cup with Arsenal, and the 2000 Champions League at Real Madrid. He was part of the France squad that won the 2000 European Championship.
He has scored 10 goals in 39 internationals.


Updated : 2021-04-14 01:52 GMT+08:00