Bolton finally land target Rodrigo Moreno


Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle has finally landed his man after signing Rodrigo Moreno from Benfica.

Coyle attempted to sign the 19-year-old striker from Real Madrid last month but Moreno opted to head to Portugal.

However, the Brazilian-born frontman has been allowed to head out on loan and has joined the Trotters on a season-long deal.

Moreno was a member of the Spain squad which reached the final of the recent UEFA Under-19 tournament.

"We watched Rodrigo play alongside (now Bolton midfielder) Marcos (Alonso) in the Real Madrid B team last season and we were obviously interested in signing the two of them," assistant manager Sandy Stewart told the club's official website.

"He went to Benfica as part of the Angel di Maria deal but we still chased his signature and now we are delighted to eventually get him to our football club.

"We are looking forward to working with him and we are confident that he will bolster what is already a strong squad of players.

"He is a quick, exciting young player who can play upfront and in wide positions. Hopefully the fans will really take to him.

"Like Marcos, he will take a period of time to bed in because he will be playing in a different country, but we are very confident that he will have a successful time here."

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