Reiss Greenidge Becomes Bolton's Tenth Summer Signing

  • August 04, 2020 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton have made their tenth signing of the summer, after announcing the arrival of Reiss Greenidge on a free transfer from Norwegian side Arendal.

Greenidge has signed a two-year contract at the University of Bolton Stadium, which is subject to international clearance, and is reward for his efforts during pre-season so far.

The 23-year-old began his career as a youth player at West Bromwich Albion and took in loan spells at both Port Vale and Ipswich Town (U21) before signing for Ebbsfleet United in January 2016.

He enjoyed two separate loan spells at Hemel Hempstead Town prior to moving out to Norway in July 2017, first of all with Sogndal before linking up with Arendal in January 2019.

Greenidge was called into the Guyana national team later that year but has yet to make his senior debut at that level, but he says focus is now on club football with Wanderers.

"I remember Bolton when they had players like Jay Jay Okocha, El Hadji Diouf and Kevin Nolan and I'm ecstatic to be here," Greenidge told bwfc.co.uk.

"I've been training with the lads for a couple of weeks and I cannot wait to get going."

Head Coach Ian Evatt believes Greenidge's experience of an education at both West Brom and Arsenal before them will put him in a position to succeed in England, after so long away on the continent.

"We are delighted to have Reiss on board with us," Evatt said. "He has been in with us since the start of pre-season after spending four years in Norway.

"He is 6ft 6ins tall, lightning quick and has an exceptional football education, being from the Arsenal and West Brom academies.

"We are excited to have him."

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