French club Reims have managed to sign former Bolton and Liverpool striker David Ngog on a free transfer. The 25-year-old striker has been without a club since leaving Bolton at the end of last season. Despite his relative young age, he has been unable to find a club. This has partly because of his poor form in recent years. The Frenchman was signed by Bolton in 2011 with a view of returning straight back to the Premier league, but his three years at the championship outfit saw often score only 14 goals in 81 matches.
Despite this poor record, he managed to secure a loan spell to Swansea towards the end of last season. He spent six months at the liberty stadium under the regime of Gary Monk, but it seems that the Premier League outfit were not happy with his quality as they used only for three matches throughout the six months. His poor form led to Bolton deciding not to renew his contract. He has been a free agent for the last few months but has been unable to find a new club. Reims have finally decided to take a punt on him with manager Vasseur desperate for more strikers the team.
Reims are bottom of the French league table after having taken only one point from the five matches. The club were expected to finish in a comfortable mid-table position at the start of the campaign. Last season, they had a 11th place finish, but a run of just one win in the last five matches had already laid foundations for this season’s poor form. Players like Ngog will be hoping to improve this form or face the threat of relegation. Defending has been a problem for Reims this campaign with the club conceding 11 goals in the four matches.