Ben Amos completes Bolton Wanderers move

by Sam Koster

Bolton Wanderers have officially completed the signing of Manchester United academy graduate Ben Amos.

Amos has signed a four-year deal at The Macron Stadium after impressing Bolton manager Neil Lennon in his loan spell at the club last season, where he made a total of 10 appearances for The Trotters.

The Englishman made seven first-team appearances for Man United over the years but was released in June with Louis van Gaal deeming him surplus to requirements.

The goalkeeper has been widely expected to leave Old Trafford for some time now after falling behind the likes of David de Gea, Victor Valdes and Anders Lindegaard in the pecking order at the club.

Although Amos came through the ranks at United, it was hard to ever imagine him usurping De Gea to the number one jersey as the Spanish international is now widely believed to be one of the best goalkeepers in world football.

Any hopes of a first-team breakthrough were all but diminished upon Valdes’ arrival at Old Trafford, with the former Barcelona shot-stopper and Champions League winner unlikely to settle for a No.2 role at the club.

Amos was a model professional at United who always tried his best and was determined to make the step up to first-team football. Despite things not going his way in Manchester, fans will want to wish the 25-year-old all the best in his future endeavours.

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