Arsenal very close to securing second summer signing

Arsenal are very close to secure their second signing of the transfer window – Bolton Wanderers centre-back Rob Holding.

The North London club’s interest in the 20-year-old first came to light in May, and since then they have maintained a close watch at the player’s situation at Bolton. Arsenal’s initial bid for the England Under-21 international was deemed too low by Bolton earlier in the transfer window.

Now, according to the Bolton News, the Gunners have made an improved bid of around £2 million, which has been accepted by the Trotters. The reported bid is said to contain a number of performance-related clauses.

The Gunners moved swiftly for the talented defender after learning that two other top-flight clubs had submitted official bids for him during the past week. The report claims that Holding underwent a medical on Tuesday and will continue discussions on personal terms this week.

Holding made his senior debut for Bolton last season and went on to claim Bolton Wanderers Player of the Season award after making 26 league appearances for the club.

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