Bolton releases Sweden striker Elmander

BY foxsports • May 25, 2011

Sweden striker Johan Elmander has been released by Bolton after his contract expired at the Premier League club.

Elmander, who joined Bolton from French club Toulouse for a club-record fee of 10 million pounds (then $19.6 million) in 2008, scored 22 goals in all competitions for the northwest club.

Turkish side Galatasaray announced last week it had reached a deal in principle with the 29-year-old striker.

Elmander said Wednesday that ''I have had three good years at Bolton, especially the last 18 months, but the time is right for a new challenge.''

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