Bolton Wanderers impressive pre-season business continued yesterday as they secured the signing of former Plymouth Argyle man Antoni Sarcevic on a two-year deal.
Following on from the exciting capture of Eoin Doyle, Sarcevic’s arrival will doubtless spark hope of a much-improved season after back-to-back relegations saw them drop into the basement division.
The 28-year-old began his senior career with Crewe Alexandra and has had spells with Fleetwood, Chester City and Shrewsbury Town. He joined Plymouth in 2017, suffering relegation with them in 2018/19 and then bouncing back at the first time of asking last season. In total, he made 114 league appearances for Ryan Lowe’s side, scoring 18 times.
“When I found out about the club’s interest it was a move I wanted to get done straight away,” Sarcevic told the club’s official site. “The club speaks for itself. As soon as Bolton Wanderers comes knocking on the door it’s a massive plus.”
Bolton fans, who have suffered badly over the last couple years, will doubtless be overjoyed at the prospect of finally beginning their climb back up the divisions. They’ve flocked to social media to express their delight at the capture, with Plymouth fans also chipping in to wish him well.
Class player and topman . Thanks sarc although you have joined a club who do not know the difference between is and are! Just saying ?
— john lawrey (@LawreyJohn) July 15, 2020
— Matt Searle (@MattiusPAFC) July 15, 2020
Can’t wait when you can’t pay players again don’t ya ever learn ?and expect the rest of us to bail you out
— simon dent (@simondent12) July 15, 2020
Nice to see us actually signing players on contracts longer than a season
— Harry ⚪️?? (@harrybwfc446) July 15, 2020
I hope he doesn't expect to be paid on time.
— Andrew Levick (@ExPatNevin) July 15, 2020
"Is delighted"?? ?
Good England that! ????????
— Andrew Rhodes (@Rhodseyboy) July 15, 2020
Hahahahaha announce champions of league 2
— Conor (@ConorMcD96) July 15, 2020