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Vela Becomes The First Player To Announce Bolton Departure


Josh Vela has become the first player to confirm his exit from Wanderers, less than 24 hours after the season finished. Vela posted a series of tweets starting with…

“Hello guys, just a quick announcement I will be leaving Bolton Wanderers when my contract expires, had 17 glorious years there, came all the through the academy and then eventually went on to play in the first team, was an absolute privilege to play for the club”

Vela is out of contract, and while he hasn’t always been able to carry on his excellent League One displays into the Championship in the last couple of seasons, he would have been an asset next season, having reached double figures goals-wise in 2016-17. Presumably a mix of the current situation, and him wanting to remain in the Championship, has led to his departure.

Pawel Olkowski has also handed in his notice, which players are entitled to having not being paid, while arguably anyone who didn’t play yesterday could be off – Phil Parkinson specifically pointed out however that David Wheater, Luke Murphy, Jason Lowe and Mark Beevers were genuinely injured. As for the rest…

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