Where Are They Now? Eidur Gudjohnsen

  • October 05, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Former Bolton forward Eidur Gudjohnsen has signed for Belgian side Cercle Brugge on a deal that will run until the end of the season.

Gudjohnsen had been a free agent since leaving AEK Athens at the end of last season and the move to Belgium represents his sixth club in just three years.

Now 34, the former Wanderers, Chelsea and Barcelona player failed to win a deal at MLS side Seattle Sounders earlier in the summer and while he admits his move to Brugge may come as a surprise to some, he insists the move is not about money.

"This is not a financial decision, but a lifestyle choice," Gudjohnsen told Het Nieuws Laatste.

"Many people think it is strange that I am joining Cercle because the contrast with the clubs I have played for in the past is huge.

"But when you know where I am coming from, it is not strange. It's less than a year since I suffered a double (leg) fracture."

Gudjohnsen could be in contention to make his Brugge debut when they visit Zulte-Waregem on Saturday evening. His new club currently lie bottom of the Belgian Pro League, after picking up just four points from their opening nine games.

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