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Transfer News: Former Ajax striker finishes trial with Bolton Wanderers

Ezra Walian departs after a trial at Lostock

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As reported by Indonesian newspaper Kompas, former Ajax youth prodigy Ezra Walian has left Bolton Wanderers after a short trial.

Kompas reported:

"Dutch naturalized attacker, Ezra Walian, has completed a trial in Bolton Wanderers. "Training for four days since July 17 last," said representative Ezra, Wide Son, when contacted BolaSport.com , Monday (24/07/2017).

Currently, continued Wide, Ezra is still weighing incoming bids from about six clubs. "There are offers from the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece and Turkey last but still in the negotiation stage," said Wide.

Wide explained that his client did not want to be too hasty in deciding on a new club."The main consideration of choosing a new club is the minute to play," Wide said. Lack of play minutes that make Ezra refused to renew his contract at Jong Ajax.

Some time, Glenn Walian explains that the new club can at least provide a guarantee appear on Ezra in 20 to 25 matches per season. "In England or Holland, a club competes for 35 times in a season, and every week they play one or two matches," Glenn said.

"If you can play between 20 to 25 games, that's good for him,"

Ezra Walian, 19, began his career in Holland with HFC Haarlem, before moving on to finish his youth career with firstly AZ Alkmaar, and then AFC Ajax.

Comfortable playing as a centre forward or as a winger, Walian played twenty-two times for Ajax’s reserve side, scoring three goals.

Earlier this year, Walian made his debut for Indonesia, coming on as a substitute in a friendly against Myanmar.

There were plenty of trialists on show against Atherton Collieries on Wednesday, Walian included. The youngster played alongside several other trialists in the 2-2 draw.

Whether Walian returns to Bolton or not remains to be seen. I doubt he'd get much chance in our first team, with Phil Parkinson on the lookout for a more experienced striker to bolster Wanderers' attaching options.