Championship side Bolton Wanderers have completed the signing of Norwich City goalkeeper Remi Matthews on an initial loan deal, with the move to become permanent in January, confirmed by the club website.
The highly-rated goalkeeper has enjoyed a number of loan spells at Burton Albion, Doncaster Rovers, Hamilton Academical and Plymouth Argyle in recent years, but is this a good singing for Bolton Wanderers?
The 24-year-old came through the Norwich City youth academy but did not make a senior appearance for the club. He is very highly-rated and could prove to be a great addition from Phil Parkinson.
You got yourselves a steal. Big future ahead of him.
— Ben De Tarrier (@DeTarrier) August 12, 2018
Remi Matthews said: “It is a massive club and a no brainer for me when it first came around. They are going places and that is the main thing. To come to a football club with ambition.
“It was a tough decision being at Norwich for 14 years. A hard one but one I had to make. We sat down as a family and this was the best thing to move my career forward. I have played in Scotland and a few games in League One and I want to show people I am good enough to play in the Championship.”
“At Plymouth I did well there but I needed to take a step up. When we went there it was a tough place but to go from bottom to just outside the play-offs was unbelievable and a good experience for me. To eventually get a Championship game under my belt will be massive for me and my confidence.”
“I know there is competition for places here but you can’t beat that. You need people to push you and I can push Ben (Alnwick) I have heard good things about him and look forward to training with him. I know Yanic (Wildschut) from Norwich and he spoke very highly of the boys.”
Here is the Twitter reaction to Bolton Wanderers signing goalkeeper Remi Matthews and it seems like it will be a good signing for Bolton Wanderers –
— Theo (@Thogden) August 12, 2018
Was brilliant for us at Argyle last season. Deserves his chance in the championship. Still don’t understand why Norwich didn’t give him a chance tbf
— Jamie Rogers (@JamiePafcRogers) August 12, 2018