Arsenal set to complete £2m Rob Holding transfer from Bolton


Arsenal are set to complete the signing of Bolton Wanderers centre back, Rob Holding, 20.

The highly-rated youngster has reportedly undergone a medical at the Emirates and is expected to complete a move to north London this week.

The two clubs are continuing negotiations over the fee which is expected to be £2m.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has long been an admirer of the England Under-21 international and tried to land Holding last summer. He was deterred by Bolton’s demands for £4m at the time. With the Trotters relegated to League One last season, the starlet has reportedly made it clear he wants to move to a better standard of football.

Despite the club’s poor form, Holding was voted their Player of the Season for 2015/16, his breakthrough year. He made his debut in August against Burton Albion in the League Cup and went on to make 30 first team appearances, scoring his only goal against MK Dons in January.

He was a member of England’s victorious squad at the Toulon tournament this summer, with new Arsenal club-mate Calum Chambers also involved. Holding made his debut for the team in the 7 – 1 win over Guinea in the group stage.


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