Bolton Wanderers have announced the signing of Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge on loan until the end of the season.
Sturridge has made 21 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions this season, scoring four goals, but has largely been used as a substitute by manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The 21-year-old will compete with the likes of Johan Elmander and Kevin Davies for a first-team spot and Wanderers manager Owen Coyle was delighted with his new acquisition.
“I’m really pleased to have Daniel with us,” Coyle told the club’s official website.
“He’s a terrific young talent and one of the most exciting strikers in the country. We’re all looking forward to working with him.”
An England under-21 international, Sturridge expressed hope that he would feature regularly for Bolton.
“I spoke with the manager and he outlined what he hopes to achieve and his plans. It was an easy decision to sign for Bolton Wanderers and I’m looking forward to linking up with the squad on Tuesday,” Sturridge said.
“Obviously the club offers me the opportunity to play regular football and the manager has spoke very highly – he has made me want to join the club with the things that he has said.”
Sturridge could make his Bolton debut when the Wanderers host Wolves on Wednesday.