Arsenal look set to make their third signing of the transfer window this week, with Bolton Wanderers defender Rob Holding reporting for a medical and finalising personal terms with the Gunners after a £2.0million bid was accepted (via Sky Sports).
The 20-year-old, who is a versatile defender but predominantly a centre back, managed 30 appearances and earned the clubs Player of the Season accolade for his debut season. However the Englishman’s performances were unable to prevent Bolton slipping further down the ladder. They were consequently relegated to League One at the end of the campaign and have since been resided to the fact they’re unable to keep their star man.
There has been other interest from other Premier League clubs in the Under-21 England international, however it appears Arsenal lead the way as they look to the future with several aging centre backs among the pack.
Holding would become the Gunners third signing after Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka and 21-year-old Japan striker Takuma Asano, like the latter though, the former-Championship defender is one for the future and is unlikely to have much of an impact on the first team this season. But for £2.0million, he appears a steal and a risk certainly worth taking.