Bolton swoop for Helguson
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bolton Wanderers have agreed a deal to sign Fulham striker Heidar Helguson.Bolton Wanderers have agreed a deal to sign Fulham striker Heidar Helguson.
The Iceland international has accepted a three-year contract at The Reebok Stadium and will move for an undisclosed fee.
Helguson has scored 11 goals in 57 Premier League appearances since joining Fulham from Watford two years ago.
The recent signings of Diomansy Kamara and David Healy have seen the 29-year-old linked with a £2million return to Vicarage Road.
But he has secured a move to stay in the top flight, with Bolton boss Sammy Lee happy with his impending new recruit.
"I like Helguson a lot," Lee told the club's official website. "He has a great work ethic and understands the demands of the Premier League.
"He has good overall ability and adds quality to our squad in a key area, which will be vital next season.
"I have always been an admirer of his attitude to the game and his ability to score goals at vital times."
Helguson is due to finalise the switch within the next 24 hours and is likely to pull on a Bolton shirt for the first time in next Wednesday's friendly with Hibernian.