Alonso to join Bolton
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bolton Wanderers have signed Mikel Alonso on loan, according to Real Sociedad.Bolton Wanderers have signed Mikel Alonso on loan, according to Real Sociedad.
The Spanish midfielder joined Bolton for their pre-season trip to Austria and has impressed manager Sammy Lee.
Alonso - brother of Liverpool's Xabi - had expressed a wish to link up with the Trotters for the chance to play in the Premier League.
He has now secured a move to the Reebok Stadium after Sociedad confirmed they had agreed to a loan arrangement.
The player will spend the season on loan with Bolton, who have the option to buy Alonso before 30th May next year.
Following Sociedad's relegation from La Liga, Alonso was keen to leave and new coach Chris Coleman has consented to his exit.