Football: Shock U-turn from Rivaldo.
BRAZILIAN star Rivaldo has done an astonishing U-turn and told Bolton he wants to join them.
The former World Footballer of the Year, who was also a target for Celtic, rang Wanderers boss Sam Allardyce 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 with clubs in Germany, Spain and the Middle East - as well as Celtic - amid accusations that he just wanted a last pay day.
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jul 19, 2004|
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