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Striker joins from Bolton

January 12th 2023
FGR Media

Forest Green Rovers are delighted to announce the signing of striker Amadou Bakayoko from Bolton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee.

The Sierra Leone international becomes our sixth signing of the January window and bolsters Ian Burchnall's attacking options.

The 27-year-old arrives with a wealth of EFL experience under his belt having played for the likes of Walsall, Coventry City and Bolton.

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Bakayoko moved to the UK as a teenager and was quickly snapped up by Walsall. He made his Saddlers debut in April 2014 - and loan spells to Southport, AFC Telford United and Worcester City soon followed.

The towering forward left Walsall in 2018 having made over 100 appearances for the club. He was signed by Coventry City and he helped the Sky Blues to the League One title in 2020.

In the summer of 2021, Bolton snapped up the striker - and he had a sensational goalscoring record for the Trotters last season, with 13 goals from 17 starts.

He averaged a goal contribution every 92 minutes across all competitions. This term, he has bagged four goals in 801 minutes played.

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Upon joining Rovers, Bakayoko said: "I'm really happy to be here and I can't wait for the second half of the season.

"I want to help the team as much as I can and hopefully I can get the best out of myself as well.

"I will bring lots of energy and I'll attack any balls that come into the box. Goals are everything for a striker."

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Head of Performance & Recruitment, Stevie Grieve, added: "I am delighted to welcome Amadou to the club. He was our first choice for the position and we are excited to have secured his services for the foreseeable future.

"We hope his goalscoring ability, power and experience can help us in our push to win more games."

If you're interested in sponsoring Amadou, please email hospitality@fgr.co.uk.

Welcome to The Bolt New Lawn, Amadou!

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