Bolton Wanderers can confirm that Antoni Sarcevic has left the club to join Stockport County.
Sarcevic, who was in the final year of his contract at the University of Bolton Stadium, has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with County.
With no transfer window system in place in the National League, the midfielder is able to join the Hatters straight away and could figure in their game at Notts County on Saturday.
Sarcevic’s move to Edgeley Park ends a 15-month stay at Wanderers, where he was made club captain following his arrival from Plymouth Argyle in July, 2020.
The attacking midfielder made 52 appearances for Ian Evatt’s side, scoring 11 goals in all competitions, and played a key role in helping the Whites win promotion from League Two last season.
“He did a terrific job to help us secure promotion and then gain an early foothold in League One this time around,” said Bolton boss Evatt.
“This is a new challenge for him we wish him every success in the future.
“We believe we still have excellent competition for places in the midfield area and this also allows us to look ahead and potentially strengthen the squad in January where we feel necessary if we can.”
Sarcevic – who has also had spells with Crewe, Chester, Fleetwood and Shrewsbury – had been involved in all of Wanderers’ League One games so far this season.
But the 29-year-old started on the bench at former club Plymouth on Tuesday night, with the captain’s armband taken by defender George Johnston.
Ricardo Almeida Santos will now take over as captain as he returns from suspension to face Gillingham on Saturday.