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Bolton captain Santos signs new long-term contract

O captain, my captain!

Portsmouth v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet League One Photo by David Horton - CameraSport via Getty Images

A bit of excellent news has just dropped on this Thursday afternoon - Bolton Wanderers Captain and Players Player of the year Ricardo Santos has signed a new contract!

The skipper has agreed a new deal that runs until 2025, which is absolutely fantastic.

Upon securing Santos for three more years, manager Ian Evatt told the official site:

“I think it’s as important as any signing we make this summer.

“He’s been a massive part of my journey here and this club moving forwards.

“Massive thanks to Sharon and the board for helping us with it.

“The one thing we’re starting to do now is develop assets on the football pitch and Rico is one of those.

“There’s been lots of interest (in him) but it shows that we mean business, we are doing the right things and can keep our best players. And Rico is definitely one of those.

“The true value of players is how easy they are to replace and, for me, Rico in this team is irreplaceable; the way he defends and his attributes with and without the ball are top class and really important for the way we want to play.

“It’s a big bit of business and I’m delighted.”

With Wanderers fully intent on a promotion campagin in the upcoming season, it’s brilliant to tie Santos down to a long-term contract.