Dennis Politic has completed a permanent move to Italian side Cremonese to end his time with Wanderers.
The forward, 21, has joined the Serie B side for an undisclosed fee, with Wanderers incorporating a sell-on clause in the deal to potentially benefit from any future transfer.
Politic made a total of 30 senior appearances for Wanderers – scoring five times –after graduating from the club’s Academy and leaves after turning down a new contract offer earlier this season.
Manager Ian Evatt – who has added strikers Dion Charles and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson to his squad during the January transfer window – said: “Financially it’s a good deal for us with everything that has been built in to make it happen and protect our interests, so it’s a good move for the club and for Dennis.
“He played at some difficult times for the club but also had some good moments and memories and we wish him well for the future.
“He had a really bad injury at the start of last season but he’s a tough young man, who’s come back well to earn this opportunity.
“We’ll see how his career develops from here and hope he goes on to be a success in Italy which will be great for him, and potentially, us in the long term.”
After starting his career in this country with Manchester United, Romania-born Politic joined the Whites’ Academy as a 15-year-old before going on to join the professional ranks.
His first taste of senior football came in a loan spell with Salford City in 2018/19 as he helped the ‘Ammies’ secure promotion to the Football League.
Politic made his senior debut for Wanderers in August, 2019 and made 24 League One appearances as the Whites battled financial problems during the 2019/20 season on their way to relegation.
A knee injury sustained in pre-season in 2020 kept him out for virtually the whole campaign before returning to competitive action following a loan move to Port Vale in August, 2021.
Politic made 16 appearances for League Two Vale, scoring five times, before being recalled by the Whites earlier this week to sanction a move to Italy.
Everyone at Wanderers would like to thank Dennis for his contribution – particularly when playing through a testing time for the club – and wish him well in his future career.