Clayton Completes Bolton Move

  • September 18, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton have completed the signing of Max Clayton, after agreeing a compensation package with his former club Crewe Alexandra.

Clayton came through the famous youth system at the Alexandra Stadium and made his debut as a substitute in a 2-1 victory over Morecambe in April 2011 - as a 16-year-old.

He went on to score 16 goals in 92 games for the Railwaymen, before leaving the club at the end of June after rejecting the offer of a new contract.

The England youth international spent time on trial with Wanderers over the summer, as well as having brief stints with Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wanderers, but had looked set to make a controversial move to Danish side FC Midtjylland, who would then have loaned him to Championship side Brentford.

A move to Scandinavia broke down, however, and Crewe have backed down from their original £1million valuation.

Wanderers have concluded a deal though to be worth around £300,000, with a number of performance related bonuses and sell-on clauses included as part of the package.

Clayton has signed a three-year contract at Macron Stadium and could make his debut on Saturday, when Dougie Freedman's side make the trip to Wolves.

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