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Trotters snap up Real's Alonso
27 Jul 2010 - 15:47:10
Bolton Wanderers have strengthened their squad ahead of the new Premier League season with the signing of Real Madrid defender Marcos Alonso.
The 19-year-old left-back joins fellow summer signings Robbie Blake and Martin Petrov at the Reebok Stadium and has penned a three-year deal at the Lancashire-based outfit, after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed transfer fee.
He made his debut for the La Liga giants last season after he replaced Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain in their 2-0 victory over Racing Santander and, although he may not make an instant impact, Trotters manager Owen Coyle believes he is certainly one for the future.
Speaking to the club's official website, Coyle said:"He is an exciting young player who has undoubted quality and he will bring that into our mix. I think that we have a real talent on our hands.
"I have said before that when we are investing money in transfers that I want to do it with young, talented players.
"He isn't the finished article yet - he's a young player making his way - but you don't get through at Real Madrid without having a bit about you."