Bolton Wanderers have made multiple additions to their squad already this month but Ian Evatt has also let some players go.
Despite Dion Charles, Marlon Fossey, James Trafford, Aaron Morley and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson all arriving to strengthen the Trotters squad, both Harry Brockbank and experienced striker Eoin Doyle have already departed the University of Bolton Stadium.
And that duo have now been joined through the exit door by attacking midfielder Dennis Politic, who there was once high hopes for at the club.
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The 21-year-old joined Bolton in 2015 after being on the books of Manchester United, signing professional terms three years later.
He spent time on loan at Salford City during the 2018-19 season in the National League and then featured regularly for Bolton in the 2019-20 campaign, featuring 24 times in the League One campaign that was curtailed early due to COVID-19.
Having missed the whole 2020-21 season due to a ruptured ACL, Politic was sent out on loan to League Two outfit Port Vale this summer, playing 16 times and scoring five goals and notching four assists before being recalled a few days ago by the Trotters because of a permanent exit being in the offing.
Bolton fans have been reacting to this deal on social media – check out what they’ve been saying.
— Abid (@ab1d03) January 21, 2022
— Martin Pendlebury (@PengyElWanderer) January 21, 2022
— ™️ (@bwfcarchie) January 21, 2022
Best wishes Dennis. Gutted being a regular in a Bolton shirt didn’t materialise through bad luck and bad timing. Good luck in Italy
— Lee Tennant (@trottertenzo) January 21, 2022
Good luck Dennis, it's a shame it didn't work out! All the best in Italy
— Sandy Brunt (@HangryHippo91) January 21, 2022
It’s a pity he turned down our contract but a trip to Italy or staying in Bolton. No brainer! Good luck!
— Matthew Catterall 🇪🇺 (@mxcatt) January 21, 2022
Good luck Dennis! Thanks again for giving us hope at a dark time! All the best
— Stormzy-trooper (@Matt24139241) January 21, 2022
Something to regret in the future I think. A loss
— Mickbwfc (@MDbwfc) January 21, 2022
Shame, sorry to see him leave
— howard irving (@gobvylan) January 21, 2022
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out👋🏻
— Kian⚽️ (@kianb_) January 21, 2022
— conor brooks (@conorbrookss) January 21, 2022