What a pleasant surprise to start the day off. For the last month or so, Bolton Wanderers fans expected the now former Leicester City center back to make his Bolton move on a year-long loan. Today, the club has officially announced that the 25-year-old defender will be a Trotter for the next three years after permanently moving to the Reebok.
Mills moved to Leicester City in the summer of 2011 for £4.5 million on a four-year deal and was made captain by Sven-Goran Eriksson. Nigel Pearson replaced Eriksson shortly afterward and played Mills consistently until February 2012. The defender had a falling out with his manager and Matt would not see the pitch again for the Foxes from the February 14 loss at Watford.
Mills will add some much needed depth to Bolton's defensive ranks where he will have to compete (and hopefully easily beat out) Zat Knight for a starting spot alongside Tim Ream
Owen Coyle told the official site:
"Matt is a player who has a high level of experience in the Championship. We are delighted to have made this acquisition as he adds strength and quality into the mix.
"He is 25 years old and has already captained teams at this level, so we know what he will bring to the squad, both on and off the pitch."