Englishman brings down curtain on five-year stay at Anfield.
Unwanted Liverpool midfield player Jay Spearing has agreed to join Championship outfit Bolton Wanderers for £1.4 million after passing a medical at the Reebok stadium late on Thursday night, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The 24-year-old has been at Anfield throughout his whole career to date, making his debut for the Merseyside giants in a Uefa Champions League tie against PSV Eindhoven in December 2008 under previous Reds head coach Rafa Benitez.
And in the intervening five-year period, the defensive midfield player appeared in 55 matches for the club in total in all competitions, including making 30 appearances in the Premier League.
However, the Englishman found it hard to win a regular starting berth in the Reds’ midfield, competing as Spearing was at times with the likes of captain Steven Gerrard, Spain international Xabi Alonso and one-time Argentina national team skipper Javier Mascherano.
As a result, Spearing went out on loan to both Leicester City and Bolton, playing nine games for the Foxes in the Championship in 2009-10, before then spending the whole of last season at Bolton, where the holding midfield player greatly impressed manager Dougie Freedman.
And now Spearing has agreed to put pen to paper on a four-year deal with the Trotters, so bringing an end to his Liverpool career.