Reo-Coker joins Bolton
Nigel Reo-Coker has joined Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer.
Reo-Coker parted company with Aston Villa at the end of last season after his contract expired, ending his four-year stay at the club having signed from West Ham for £7.5 million in 2007.
The midfielder, 27, scored once in 85 Premier League starts for Villa, and, despite playing on 30 occasions for the Midlands club last season, he was released this summer.
It is reported that Reo-Coker has inked a two-year contract at Bolton after passing a medical and holding talks with Trotters manager Owen Coyle. He becomes the club's second signing of the summer, following on from Darren Pratley's arrival from Swansea.
Coyle told the club's official website: "He's got the quality, drive and desire to compete at the highest level in the Premier League and I'm delighted that we have been able to bring him to the club."
Reo-Coker added: "I spoke with the gaffer and he outlined his plans and how he wants the club to progress. I want to be part of that and I'm looking forward to meeting up with the lads and getting to work."