David Wheater has signed a new one-year contract with Bolton Wanderers as confirmed by the club website.
The 30-year-old defender decided to stick with Bolton after they were relegated to Sky Bet League One and it ended up being a fantastic decision for him. Under Phil Parkinson, he really excelled in their defence and ended up becoming one of their star players as Bolton were able to get promoted back to the Sky Bet Championship at the first time of asking. He was voted as the club’s player of the season, was in the League One Team of the Year and was also voted as the 26th best player the EFL.
And so the club will be delighted to get Wheater signed up to a new one-year contract with the deal also having the option for another year on top. His current deal was set to expire this summer and the Lancashire club were keen not to lose a player who has turned into a star for them over the last year.
After the contract was signed, Wheater said: “I said at the end of last season that there is only one place I wanted to be and I am delighted to be back at Bolton Wanderers Football Club.”
“Hopefully, we will have another season like last and I don’t see any reason why not with the quality we have in the squad.”
“I’ve been here for six-and-a-half years – it’s like my hometown – and the Wanderers fans mean everything to me.”