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Bolton complete loan deal for Rodrigo Moreno

August 31, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Bolton have completed a season-long loan deal for Benfica striker Rodrigo Moreno.

Owen Coyle
GettyImages / AlexLiveseyOwen Coyle: Picked up his man.

Moreno was subject of interest from Owen Coyle during the summer alongside his one-time Real Madrid team-mate Marcos Alonso, but Moreno chose instead to sign for the Portugese champions instead.

However, Benfica are now ready to send loan out the Brazilian striker and Bolton managed to beat Villareal to his signature.

Wanderers Assistant Manager Sandy Stewart said: "We watched Rodrigo play alongside Marcos in the Real Madrid B team last season and we were obviously interested in signing the two of them.

"He went to Benfica as part of the Angel di Maria deal but we still chased his signature and now we are delighted to eventually get him to our football club. We are looking forward to working with him and we are confident that he will bolster what is already a strong squad of players.

"He is a quick, exciting young player who can play upfront and in wide positions. Hopefully the fans will really take to him. Like Marcos, he will take a period of time to bed in because he will be playing in a different country, but we are very confident that he will have a successful time here."