Bolton Wanderers defender Rob Holding has today completed his move to Premier League giants Arsenal. He joins on a ‘long-term contract’ for an undisclosed fee. The 20-year-old had been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium for a number of months.
After seeing initial offers rejected by the Macron Stadium club, Arsene Wenger was finally successful in landing the England Under-21 international. Holding represented his country at the Toulon Tournament earlier this summer, a competition where England brought home the trophy.
The official Arsenal website describes Holding as someone who ‘is comfortable at both centre back and full back’ and ‘versatile’. As Bolton were relegated last season, youngster Holding collected the Club Player of the Season Award.
Last season, the starlet played 30 times for the Trotters. He made his debut in August 2015 against Burton Albion and soon quickly established himself as a key member of the Bolton Wanderers defensive unit. His rapid rise continues with this move into the Premier League, where he’ll be looking to make a name for himself on the first-team scene with the Gunners.
Bolton wished to applaud Holding for all of his efforts with the club,