Bolton Clinch Aaron Morley Signing

  • January 11, 2022 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton have completed the signing of Rochdale's Aaron Morley for an undisclosed fee, understood to have been in the region of £100,000.

Morley, whose contract at the Crown Oil Arena was due to expire at the end of the campaign, has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Wanderers and becomes their third signing of the January transfer window - following the arrivals of Dion Charles and Marlon Fossey.

The 21-year-old progressed through the Dale academy system and made his first-team debut in a Checkatrade Trophy tie against Notts County in October 2016 at the age of just 16. He would go on to score a total of nine goals in 121 appearances, two of which have come in his 26 outings so far this season.

Despite his young age, Trotters boss Ian Evatt admits Morley has been signed to improve the current first-team squad at the University of Bolton Stadium, starting with Saturday's visit of Ipswich Town.

"Thank you to the board for enabling this to happen," Evatt told bwfc.co.uk. "We feel like we've got a very good player on our hands.

"He's ready to make a difference. He's not one with an eye on the future. He's one to come in and make a difference right here, right now, and that's what we want.

"He's very experienced for someone so young and played a lot of his games in League One.

"He has huge talent and is very much our type in terms of he can handle the ball, can pass and break lines, has great vision and a great array of passes and we're looking forward to working with him.

"We're delighted he's come back. We're thankful to get him back and he will develop into a very good player for this football club and a huge asset."

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