Nigeria striker Victor Anichebe is set for a return to England after Doncaster Rovers’ first team coach, John Schofield, revealed the 30-year-old could be offered a deal after training with the club.
Doncaster Rovers currently feature in the third tier of English football and they are currently 11th in the Foo Anichebe has been out of action for over a year after his contract with Chinese Super League second division club, Beijing Enterprises was prematurely ended.
The Nigeria international, who spoke out about what he believed were immoral practices, is keen to re-launch his career.
According to a report on the Doncaster Free Press, contractual terms have been discussed with Anichebe and an official statement to be released soon.
“I would imagine if he’s training with us he’s a possibility, or maybe he’s coming in to have a look at us, and us have a look at him, get some fitness,” Schofield.
“He (Anichebe) is a free agent, so there’s no real rush, for want of a better word. He’s done okay.”
Anichebe has had struggles with injuries in his career, most notably missing almost all of 2009 because of a knee injury while he was at Everton, but given his age, he could still be an experienced pickup as a free signing.
He made 168 appearances for Everton in seven years at the club, scoring 25 goals. He then had spells at West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland before joining Beijing Enterprises in June 2017.