Everton Defender Leaves Wigan to Join Bolton

  • January 31, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Everton have recalled Callum Connolly from a season-long loan at Wigan Athletic, only to send him to Bolton for the remainder of the campaign.

Connolly, who has been with the Toffees since the age of nine, signed professional forms in July 2015 and made his solitary appearance for their first-team as a second-half substitute against Southampton the following April, having returned from a brief spell on loan at Barnsley.

Another loan stint, this time at Wigan, would see Connolly spend the second half of the 2016/17 campaign away from Goodison Park, before Ipswich Town secured his services for the duration of last season - for whom he would score four goals in 35 appearances for the Tractor Boys.

The 21-year-old re-joined Wigan at the start of this season but has struggled to settle at the DW Stadium, making just nine starts in all competitions, and will now get the chance to continue his progression after moving to the University of Bolton Stadium.

A versatile player who can slot in anywhere across the defence and in central midfield, Connolly has represented England at all levels from under-17 to under-21 and was part of the side that won the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in 2017.

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