Holden Bolton-Bound After All?

The U.S. midfielder is set to sign with Bolton for the remainder of the season.

Given all the conflicting “reports,” on this story, we’re hesitant to believe anything until the club officially announces it, but it now seems likely that U.S. midfielder Stuart Holden will sign with Bolton until the end of the 2010 season.

Sky Sports is claiming a deal will be announced today, along with Bolton’s signing of Slovakian midfielder Vladimir Weiss. Holden is currently sidelined with a thigh injury, so that may be the final sticking point in making the deal official, hard to say. But Bolton has announced the Weiss signing.

We’ll update when official word comes down. This move would enable Holden to compete for top-flight playing time ahead of South Africa 2010. If he regains fitness, and wins a spot with Bolton, it’ll obviously benefit the U.S. player pool, Holden’s chances of World Cup PT, and his prospects for securing a long-term contract in Europe.

UPDATE: It’s official, complete with wince-inducing pun from Bolton website. Official announcement here, and video of interview with Holden here.


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