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Coyle clinches permanent Klasnic deal
04 Aug 2010 - 14:39:00
Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle has persuaded Croatia international Ivan Klasnic to return to the Reebok Stadium for the next two seasons.
The 30-year-old found the net eight times in 17 starts and 15 substitute appearances during a loan spell with the Trotters last term from Nantes.
After completing the free transfer capture of the former Werder Bremen star, Coyle said: "I'm absolutely delighted to get Ivan back. He's a proven goalscorer and someone who's played at the top level.
"Last year he was obviously on loan but I'm now thrilled that he's our player for the next two years.
"He was desperate to come back and join us and I'm delighted that we've come to an agreement where everybody's happy. It's a terrific piece of business because, if we'd wanted to buy him last year then it would have cost £2million."
Meanwhile, Klasnic added: "I'm really pleased to be here now that everything is done. I spoke to the manager - he wants to work with me and I want to work with him. It was an easy decision to come back to Bolton."
Coyle has also signed Martin Petrov, Robbie Blake and Marcos Alonso this summer.