Former Everton midfielder and now free agent Leon Osman is set to join up with Bolton Wanderers in an attempt to help the club stop the rot of their current form in League One.
The Premier League veteran, who made over 350 appearances for the Toffees in a stint that lasted 16 years, is now on the market and available for a move. According to the Sun, Bolton manager Phil Parkinson is said to be interested in bringing the 35-year-old to the Macron Stadium.
The Goodison Park fan favourite has been unable to find another club in the higher tiers of English football, but is said to be happy dropping down to a lower league to find first team football, and will have the task of rebuilding Bolton's push for promotion back into the Championship.
Parkinson eyeing Osman deal: WANDERERS could wrap up the signing of former Everton midfielder Leon Osman next week. https://t.co/2EjiU6CVGc— thisisbolton (@thisisbolton) October 6, 2016
Despite sitting pretty on the top of the pile at the start of the season, the former Premier League club have now slipped to eighth after a winless streak of seven games, and are without a goal in their last five games. Fans have begun blaming Parkinson's style of play and team selection, however the arrival of Osman would boost the spirits around the side.
Osman would be joining a team with a bundle of Premier League experience, including David Wheater, Mark Davies and ex-Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing, however he will have is work cut out if he intends to help the club climb back up the table into the play-off places come Christmas.