Bolton agree deal for Israel midfielder Cohen

December 31, 2007

Israel midfielder Tamir Cohen has agreed terms with Bolton Wanderers.

The 23-year-old, son of former Liverpool defender Avi, is set to sign a two-and-half-year deal if the Premier League club can gain international clearance.

'I'm really pleased to be able to add someone of Tamir's potential to our squad,' Trotters boss Gary Megson told the club's official website.

'He's been training with us and has already met the lads.

'He will need to get used to the demands of the Barclays Premier League like all new players but I am certain he will be a valuable asset for this football club.'

Cohen, who has three caps and has been playing for Maccabi Netanya in his homeland, added: 'My dream has come true.

'I'm taking another step forward in my career. I expect to continue my progress and justify the faith shown in me by Gary Megson.'