Football: Shock U-turn from Rivaldo.
Byline: ALAN NIXON
BRAZILIAN star Rivaldo has done an astonishing U-turn and told Bolton he wants to join them.
The former World Footballer of the Year Footballer of the Year may refer to:
Samuel "Sam" Allardyce (born October 19 1954 in Dudley, West Midlands) is an English former professional football player and current football manager. He is currently the manager of Newcastle United of the English Premier League. at the weekend to say sorry for wasting so much time and to ask if Bolton still wanted to take him on.
Allardyce had written off the move but has now accepted Rivaldo's story and told him he would have to come to pre-season training first.
Now Rivaldo is packing his boots and heading for Bolton's hideaway base in Portugal. He is due to arrive tomorrow.
Allardyce made Rivaldo his first-choice signing for next season and Bolton put a staggering offer on the table for him.
However Rivaldo then flew off to talk terms Verb 1. talk terms - discuss the terms of an arrangement; "They negotiated the sale of the house"
arbitrate, intercede, intermediate, liaise, mediate - act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; "He interceded in the with clubs in Germany, Spain and the Middle East - as well as Celtic - amid accusations that he just wanted a last pay day.