Bolton set to complete Erhun Oztumer signing

Bolton are set to complete the signing of attacking midfielder Erhun Oztumer, according to Sky sources.

The 26-year-old is a free agent after turning down a number of offers to stay at Walsall.

Sky sources understand Oztumer will undergo a medical on Tuesday and sign a two-year deal with an option of a further year.

Preston and Sunderland are also understood to have previously shown an interest in Oztumer.

Oztumer spent two years at Walsall and scored 32 goals in 95 appearances.

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Bolton boss Phil Parkinson has been keen to bolster his attacking options after maintaining the club’s Sky Bet Championship status on the final day of last season.

Oztumer began his career at Charlton, but was released at the age of 16 and spent three years playing in Turkey, featuring for Sivasspor and Anadolu Bagcilar.

He returned to England in 2012, joining non-league Dulwich Hamlet, where he went on to score 60 goals in 96 appearances before being picked up by Peterborough and then Walsall.

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