Wrexham Have Bid Rejected For Versatile Midfielder

Wrexham have had a bid rejected for Luke Bolton from Salford City, according to a report from Football Insider.

The Welsh side are looking to add some fresh faces to their squad before the window closes and have turned their attention to the English midfielder Bolton. He has made 19 appearances for his club so far this campaign, contributing to four assists within those games.

Wrexham are currently two points off Stockport County, who sit top of the League Two table. Meanwhile, Salford are down in 20th position, eight points above the bottom three. Phil Parkinson’s side made an approach for the player recently but their bid has reportedly today been turned down.

Bolton signed for Salford from Manchester City’s academy in 2022 and has played 91 games for the side since. He has had spells at Dundee United in Scotland, as well as loans at Wycombe Wanderers and Luton Town. He was also an England U20s international, making seven appearances for his country.

It’s unknown whether the side owned by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney will make another approach for the player after this one. He has a current market value of £470k, according to Transfermarkt, but the fee offered is currently undisclosed.

Bolton has played several roles this season but has predominantly featured as a right midfielder for his side. Wrexham often play with two wing-backs, and that role has been shared so far this campaign on the right with Ryan Barnett and Anthony Forde starting 15 and 14 games each.

The two teams face each other in their next league game on February 3, with the Ammies having home advantage at the Peninsula Stadium. The Welsh side won the reverse fixture, and their transfer target featured that day at right-midfield for his team.

For now, Salford have made their stance clear regarding the player and his future at the club, but there is plenty of time for another twist between now and the first of February.

Writer’s View

The 24-year-old is a versatile young player who could answer several issues in the Wrexham side. The lure of the possibility of promotion is likely something that intrigues the player, with the Red Dragons in a perfect position with half the season to go.

His club are not wrong for wanting to keep hold of him considering his quality and he’s likely going to be a huge factor in whether they can remain in the division this season.

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