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Bolton Wanderers confirm latest departure from squad

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Bolton Wanderers have confirmed that midfielder Erhun Oztumer has left the club.

The 28-year-old made 19 appearances for Bolton last season and struggled to make an impact in his debut season with the club.

Oztumer started the club’s first League One game of the season, a 2-0 loss to Wycombe Wanderers, but has not featured since.

He joined the club on a free transfer from Walsall in July 2018 and his contract with the Trotters was set to expire next summer.

However, it has been a rough 12 months for Bolton, as the club went into administration due to significant financial issues and were relegated from the Championship, and Oztumer has been understood to be pushing to leave the club all summer.

The Bolton News reported in June that the player was looking to terminate the final year of his contract to secure a move elsewhere.

Charlton Athletic were linked as a potential landing spot for the 28-year-old earlier this summer.

As punishment for going into administration, Bolton began the 2019/20 League One campaign with a 12-point deduction.

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The Verdict

Oztumer is the latest in a long list of players to have left the club this summer and further diminishes the options available to manager Phil Parkinson.

The 28-year-old has not played his best football at Bolton and struggled to have an impact last season but he has thrived in League One in past seasons.

The midfielder scored 30 goals and provided 12 assists in the division across the 2015/16 and 2017/18 seasons–which indicates he could’ve been a useful asset for the upcoming campaign.

There have been question marks over the midfielder’s future at the club throughout the off-season and he has now sealed his exit.


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