The striker, Dan Nlundulu, has left Southampton for Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer.
Nlundulu had spent the second half of last season on loan at Bolton during which he scored one goal in 16 appearances, as the Trotters finished fifth in League One but lost to Barnsley in the Play-Off semi-final.
In a statement confirming Nlundulu’s departure, Southampton commented: “The 24-year-old has completed his move to the League One club, where he spent the second half of the 2022/23 season on loan.
“Having joined the Saints a decade ago, Nlundulu rose through the academy ranks, making his first-team debut in October 2020 as a late substitute against Everton.
“He then made 15 total appearances for the club and scored his first professional goal in the Emirates FA Cup when he opened the scoring in a 2-0 win over Shrewsbury Town.
“The club would like to wish Dan the best of luck for the future and thank him for his efforts during his time as a Southampton player.”
Meanwhile, Nlundulu is delighted to return to Bolton on a free transfer, as he told bwfc.co.uk: “I’m really looking forward to coming back. I enjoyed my loan and I feel at home here.
“Initially we had the conversation in the January transfer window and there was only one place I wanted to go and that was here. I’m happy that everything is done now.
“The way the fans have been has meant a lot to me and I want to return the favor now by acting.”
Nlundulu also credited Bolton manager Ian Evatt as “a big reason” behind his move, adding: “Football is all about confidence and the fact that I have the support of the manager, that’s the best thing. that I can ask”. I am grateful that he trusted me, and I will do my best to return the favor.”
The 24-year-old is also keen to help Bolton fight for promotion, continuing: “I feel there is unfinished business here and there is healthy competition within the team so we all need to work together to get the club where it is. needs”. be.
“I’m excited to have a full pre-season under my belt and I can’t wait to get started now.”