WANDERERS player of the year Tim Ream has committed his future to the club by agreeing an extended contract.

The Bolton News understands a deal has been settled in principle for a new three-year deal to run until the summer of 2017.

Sources in Ream’s native US have revealed the 26-year-old defender has verbally agreed and shook hands on the new terms after the offer from the club to replace his current contract which still has one year left to run.

It is a timely boost for boss Dougie Freedman after Ream’s outstanding displays last season had reportedly alerted top-flight clubs with West Brom linked with a potential summer bid.

To have secured his services on an extended deal is a big plus for the club.

Read more in Thursday's The Bolton News