Bolton Wanderers seal deal for Manchester City goalkeeper James Trafford on loan

WANDERERS have completed the signing of Manchester City goalkeeper James Trafford on loan until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old has Ligue 1 experience with Accrington Stanley this season and was also involved in Pep Guardiola’s Premier League first team.

England youth international Trafford is set to have a bright future in the game and Ian Evatt believes he will provide instant competition for Joel Dixon in the first team.

“James has been on the bench for the first team, which says a lot about how Pep and Manchester City think of him,” Evatt told The Bolton News.

“I’ve seen him play for England, physically I’ve seen him play two or three times now and I’m a big fan of him.

“He became available and it was obvious to us. We thank Man City for helping us as they subsidized a large part of his salary. He’s a great prospect and extremely talented, so we can’t really afford to pay him the same kind of money as them.

“I spoke to their goalkeeping coach Xabi (Manciscidor) yesterday and he is a big fan of James and he wants to make sure we give him the right environment to thrive.

“We want to give him that chance and I can’t wait to see him play.”

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