Hungarian international agrees personal terms and will join Premier League club when contract at Bolton expires
Bolton Wanderers can announce that Adam Bogdan has agreed personal terms with Liverpool Football Club, and will join the Merseyside-based club at the end of his Whites contract on July 1.
The Trotters’ longest-serving player at the time of his departure, the Hungarian international first joined Bolton from Vasas Budapest in August 2007, and would go on to make 120 senior appearances during his time at Macron Stadium – keeping 25 clean sheets along the way.
Following a brief loan stint with Crewe Alexandra during the 2009/10 season, Bogdan was handed his Wanderers debut at the start of the following campaign as he kept a clean sheet against Southampton in the League Cup.
A maiden Premier League appearance soon followed as the popular goalkeeper came on as a substitute against Birmingham City following Jussi Jaaskelainen’s early dismissal.
Initially continuing as Jaaskelainen’s understudy with the majority of his early appearances coming in cup competitions, an injury to the Finn saw the Hungarian establish himself as Wanderers’ first-choice goalkeeper during the second half of the 2011/12 season.
Although unable to save the Whites from relegation that year, Bogdan’s impressive performances between the sticks saw him win the club’s Player of the Year award.
Continuing as Bolton’s number one in the Championship, recent seasons have seen the 27-year-old battle with Andrew Lonergan for a starting place in goal.
While injury has disrupted the fan-favourite’s last two seasons at BL6, he regained his place in goal for the final weeks of the 2014/15 season following loanee Ben Amos’ return to Manchester United, as he finished the campaign with 13 appearances to his name.
One of his more notable showings of the 2014/15 season ironically came against Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup fourth round, where Bogdan kept a clean sheet in a man-of-the-match performance in front of the BT Sport cameras, as Neil Lennon’s side earned a replay.
Everyone connected with Bolton Wanderers would like to thank Adam for his contributions during his time with the Whites and wish him well in his future career.
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