Date:Friday August 25 2006
... who has signed a four-year deal with Bolton with a club record £8million transfer from Fenerbahce.
The 27-year-old, who has had previous stints in England with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, successfully completed a medical with Wanderers to become their record signing, the fee dwarfing the previous top mark of £3.5million paid to Wimbledon for Dean Holdsworth in 1997.
He was a long-term target of ex-Toon boss Graeme Souness and they had talks 12 months ago. Fenerbahce wanted £5m but Shepherd wouldn't go beyond £4m. As it happens he splashed out £8m on Rangers defender Jean-Alain Boumsong instead.
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