Bolton Wanderers have reportedly agreed a fee with Bristol City for defender Kane Wilson, according to a report from Bristol Live.
The 23-year-old is set to end a 12-month spell with the Championship side, following a frustrating campaign and join League One promotion chasing Bolton Wanderers, after the two parties agreed an undisclosed fee for the right-back.
Who is Kane Wilson?
The defender is a product of the West Bromwich Albion academy, having loan spells with the likes of Exeter City, Walsall and Tranmere Rovers, before linking up with Forest Green Rovers in July 2020 on a free transfer.
He had a memorable time with the club, helping them to the League Two title as well as winning the divisions player of the season award. However, since his move to Bristol City, Wilson has made just seven appearances, scoring once and assisting another.
Second times the charm
Bolton Wanderers reached the League One play-off places last season, losing out to Barnsley in the semi-finals. The club finished the campaign in 5th place, after a strong season from Ian Evatt’s side.
Next season, the football club will be desperate to return to the play-off places at least and signing a player like Wilson, will certainly add strength and depth to the clubs attacking and defensive options next season.
What’s been said?
According to Bristol Live, Wilson and his party have agreed a fee with Bolton Wanderers for the transfer of the right wing-back, with the player expected to undergo a medical with the League One side.
I am a big fan of Kane Wilson and I also believe he is an excellent replacement for Conor Bradley, who has since returned to Liverpool after his loan spell ended.
The transfer fee represents a big statement of intent from Ian Evatt’s men ahead of the new season and I am surprised that a Championship side hasn’t gambled on him.