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Yes we've signed a player. And yes his name is genuinely Ronaldo.

Ronaldo (not this one) has joined Bolton Wanderers on youth terms
Ronaldo (not this one) has joined Bolton Wanderers on youth terms
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Bolton Wanderers have completed the signing of Ronaldo. The player in question is Ronaldo Pearson, and he's joined the club as a 'first year scholar,' which we understand probably makes him 16 years old.

Young Ronaldo is a striker - of course he is - and made an appearance for a Bolton Wanderers XI side that ran out 2-1 victors over Ramsbottom United last night, replacing Enock Likoy-Elumba with eight minutes remaining.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ronaldo Pearson replaces Enock Likoy-Elumba in attack as Bolton make their fourth change. (82) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RUFC?src=hash">#RUFC</a> 1-2 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BWFC?src=hash">#BWFC</a></p>&mdash; Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/OfficialBWFC/status/628661431009939456">August 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Club journalist Daniel Houlker (@DHoulker_BWFC) confirmed Young Ronaldo's signing to LOVS this morning, and we understand he's part of a group of players that have graduated to Wanderers' youth academy.

We know absolutely nothing else about Young Ronaldo - except that he's on Twitter @Ronaldo_Pearson but hasn't tweeted since January, and he recently posted a photo of his (presumably new) Bolton training kit on Facebook.

But we love his name and we'll look forward to tracking his progress in the youth team - and frankly anything that gets more people down to watch our youngsters has to be a bonus.

Welcome to Bolton Wanderers, Young Ronaldo!