Bolton Wanderers have been handed a major transfer boost today after it was announced by Swansea City on their official website that Declan John would be leaving the club at the end of this month.
The Welsh full back previously spent the majority of last season on loan with Wanderers and played a vital role in helping Ian Evatt’s side to clinch their promotion and subsequent return at the first attempt to Sky Bet League One.
Now aged 25, John had previously admitted to the Manchester Evening News that he would be open to staying put with the Trotters in the long run as he had struggled for a lengthily period at Swansea before moving to Bolton in January of this year.
Evatt himself has also gone on record to state that he would be interested in bringing the defender back to the University of Bolton Stadium this summer as he looks to retain the core of his promotion winning side ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
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With John now set to leave the Liberty Stadium at the end of this month, that permanent move could now come to fruition.
Evatt and co would certainly jump at the chance to bring John back to the club in the near future, as he made a sound impact after arriving during the winter window on loan.
He is a player who knows the Football League well and would add some much needed experience to the dressing room moving forwards, with many of the players having grown fond of him during his last spell with the Trotters.
Signing a player of his quality for free is an opportunity that shouldn’t be wasted and I believe he would go on to prove to be a shrewd addition.
Keeping the core of this squad together is vital if Bolton are to have a successful first season back in League One and John certainly forms part of that plan.