It has been a busy summer on the transfer front and there have been some interesting deals involving former Wanderers.

Aaron Mooy

Mooy spent several years in the Whites’ youth ranks and was even compared to French legend Zinedine Zidane by Peter Farrell at one stage.

However, things didn’t work out for the midfielder at the UniBol and he went on to have spells with Huddersfield and Brighton among others.

The 31-year-old was a free agent after leaving Chinese outfit Shanghai Port and was snapped up by Scottish champions Celtic this summer.

Harry Brockbank

Brockbank left Wanderers last season to pursue an opportunity in the United States with El Paso Locomotive.

However, the defender cut ties with the USL Championship side after spending just three months in Texas.

He made the move to St Patrick’s Athletic this summer, linking up with former Bolton team-mate Eoin Doyle.

Dedryck Boyata

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Boyata had a spell on loan at Wanderers from Manchester City during the 2011/12 campaign, making 17 appearances in total.

The defender went on to make 125 appearances during a four-year spell with Celtic before heading to Hertha Berlin.

After three years at the German club, Boyata was told he had no future there and made the move to Belgian champions Club Brugge.

Peter Kioso

Kioso joined the Whites on loan from Luton in 2020 and went on to make 14 appearances before eh was recalled by his parent club.

The wing-back also spent time on loan at MK Dons last season before returning to Kenilworth Road to help the hatters finish in the play-offs.

Rotherham landed his services over the summer as they aim to build on last season’s promotion from League One.

Luca Connell

Connell came through Wanderers’ youth ranks from the Under-9s age group and broke into the first-team picture under Phil Parkinson during the 2018/19 season.

The midfielder’s performances earned a move to Celtic the following summer, but he failed to make a competitive appearance for the Hoops.

After a couple of loan spells at Queen’s Park, Connell was released this summer and returned to the EFL to sign for Barnsley.

Josh Cullen

Republic of Ireland international Cullen joined Wanderers on loan from West Ham in 2017, making 12 appearances in total.

The midfielder also had a spell at Charlton before heading overseas with Anderlecht, making more than 60 appearances for the Belgian outfit.

He returned to English football this summer, reuniting with Vincent Kompany at North West neighbours Burnley following their relegation from the Premier League.

Liam Gordon

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Gordon was one of eight players released by the Whites last summer, ending a two-year spell in the North West.

The pacy full-back – who also had a loan spell with Dagenham and Redbridge - was snapped up by League Two side Walsall.

However, he is yet to make his competitive debut for the Saddlers after suffering a “bizarre” foot injury in training.

Jake Turner

Turner worked his way through Wanderers’ youth ranks from the age of 14 and was called upon as first-team understudy to Ben Alnwick and Mark Howard in the Championship.

However, the 6ft 4in goalkeeper left the UniBol in the summer of 2019 amid the club’s issues off the pitch and was snapped up by Newcastle.

After three years in the North East, as well as loan spells with Morecambe and Colchester, Turner was released this summer and is now playing for Gillingham in League Two.

Luke Murphy

Murphy joined the Whites on a free transfer in 2018 after leaving Leeds and went on to make 45 appearances in total.

He was one of several players released in 2020 prior to Ian Evatt’s arrival and went on to make more than 80 appearances for Crewe Alexandra.

However, the midfielder was released this summer and has since made the move to non-league Macclesfield.