While Bolton Wanderers seem to be all at sea with a fresh player strike and slow-paced takeover causing frustrations to boil over, ex-Wanderer Josh Vela must be relieved as he confirmed his move north of the border to Hibernian this afternoon.
The Bolton youth graduate put pen to paper on a three-year deal that will see him join fellow ex-Wanderer Christian Doidge, another victim of Bolton’s financial debacle, at Easter Road.
Vela confirmed his departure from Bolton back in May after a tough year at the UniBol and was rumoured to be the target of Hull City before eventually deciding on a move to Edinborough.
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🆕| We are delighted to confirm Josh Vela (@velajosh25) as our seventh signing of the summer.
📝 The all-action midfielder has agreed a three-year deal and will wear the number six shirt.
— Hibernian FC (@HibernianFC) July 17, 2019
Vela made over 180 appearances for Bolton since making his debut during the 2011/12 season.
During his time in the first team, Vela played all across the pitch for Bolton, from right-back to attacking midfield.
Vela’s most prolific season came during the club’s previous spell in League One, a season that saw him notch an impressive 10 goals in league and cup, forming a particularly eye-catching relationship with Zach Clough who regrettably left mid-way through the campaign.
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It’s a shame to see Vela in another club’s shirt, especially after being at the club since he was just nine-years-old.
However, all you need to do is look at the horrendous state Wanderers find themselves in to realise just why Vela called time on his Bolton career.
Hopefully, the Bolton academy graduate can live up to the potential we all know he posses and can really show off his talents at Hibernian this coming season.
All the best, Josh.