Bolton Take Exciting Young Winger on Loan

  • June 28, 2021 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton have completed the signing of Xavier Amaechi, who joins the club on loan from Hamburg until January.

Amaechi, a winger formerly on the books of Arsenal, swapped the Gunners for the German outfit in July 2019 when he made a £2.25million transfer at the age of 18.

He made three appearances in his debut season at Volksparkstadion and added a further two in the early stages of the 2020/21 campaign, before joining Karlsruhe on loan this past January.

Despite featuring seven times, only one of those was as a starter and the 20-year-old returned to his parent club with a point to prove following a difficult re-introduction to football whilst under the restrictions of COVID-19.

Amaechi moves to Wanderers at a time when they are littered with exciting wing players, with the likes of Oladapo Afolayan, Lloyd Isgrove and the fit-again Dennis Politic all reporting to pre-season training on Monday, but he admits the prospect of guiding the Trotters back towards the Championship was one he wanted to be a part of.

"I'm looking forward to getting started with the boys," Amaechi told "Hopefully I can start pre-season well and then look forward to the start of the season.

"I had contact with the gaffer a few weeks before pre-season and he told me that his plans were to have a good season in League One and hopefully get back to the Championship.

"The manager was really positive and ambitious and that came across really well when I spoke to him.

"I want to get in a good rhythm and help the team progress."

Adding to Amaechi's comments, manager Ian Evatt said: "We are delighted Xavier has joined us on loan from Hamburg.

"He is a hugely talented young player with bags of pace and quality, and we are extremely excited to have him at the club."

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Accrington Stanley 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0
3 Bolton Wanderers 0 0
4 Bristol Rovers 0 0
5 Burton Albion 0 0
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