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Croatia striker Klasnic snapped up by Bolton

September 2, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Bolton have completed the signing of Croatia international striker Ivan Klasnic.

Ivan Klasnic has moved to the Reebok
GettyImages / StuartFranklinIvan Klasnic has moved to the Reebok

The Trotters have been short on goals so far this season and have scored in just one of their three Premier League matches to date, and they are yet to pick up a point.

The 29-year-old has been signed by Gary Megson from Nantes on a season-long loan. Klasnic made his name at Werder Bremen, spending seven seasons in the Bundesliga, after starting his career with St Pauli.

Megson said: "Ivan is a player who we have been tracking for quite a while. His goalscoring record is very good and he has an excellent pedigree at international level with Croatia and domestically in Europe.''

The Hamburg-born striker helped Werder win the Bundesliga title in 2004 and scored five goals in the group stages of the Champions League the following season. He has also scored 11 times for Croatia in 35 appearances.