The latest player to make the journey across the pond is the Red Bulls Tim Ream who Bolton bought for £2.5m. Ream will be expected the fill the shoes of England defender Gary Cahill who signed for Chelsea earlier this month.
“Tim was trailed by a couple of clubs, including West Brom and Arsenal, so it’s great that he sees his future here,” said Bolton boss Owen Coyle. “He is young, has a tremendous attitude and a winning mentality. I know he will fit in well with the rest of the squad.”
Ream is looking forward to making am impression at Bolton saying:
“I knew there was interest in me when I came over last year and trained for a couple of weeks, then after Christmas things started to ramp up. Being able to play against Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal in the Emirates Cup [last summer for Red Bulls] gave me an insight and knowledge into what I need to be successful here. Now to have those matches week in and week out will make me a better player all-round. Competing in the top league in the world can only help a player. The team is in a good run of form right now and I’m just looking to contribute in any way that I can.”
Good signing for Bolton, but a big loss for NYRB. Who will New York sign to replace Ream?