Rivaldo hints at Bolton Wanderers move

 

Brazil star Rivaldo has given his strongest hint yet that he is ready to sign for Premiership Bolton.

The former Barcelona and AC Milan forward is currently in South America considering his future after discussions with manager Sam Allardyce and chairman Phil Gartside this week.

The 32-year-old has revealed he was impressed by the club and that he does not think he will have many problems adapting.

Rivaldo said: "I do not want anyone in Bolton to think that, if I play there, I am doing it for the wrong reasons.

"I am grateful to Sam Allardyce for the chance they want to give me and all I can say is how impressed I am with their whole set-up.

"The seriousness of the Bolton officials I met - Sam and Phil Gartside - won me over.

"I know I've played for big clubs in the past but it won't be a problem for me to adapt.

"I will be busy playing, getting in shape and learning English and being in a smaller town will help me do that.

"And I want the challenge of trying to get Bolton into Europe for the first time in their history. It is an exciting time."

PA