Blackpool sign former Arsenal defender Marc Bola

Bola in action against Blackpool last season
Bola in action against Blackpool last season
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Blackpool have made free agent Marc Bola their 11th signing of the summer.

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The defender, who had been on trial with Wigan Athletic until recently, has agreed an initial one-year deal with the Seasiders, with the option of a further 12 months.

The 20-year-old was released by Arsenal last season having spent the campaign on loan at Bristol Rovers, making 23 appearances.

The previous season he made 13 appearances during a loan spell at Notts County.

“I’m delighted to join Blackpool and I just can’t wait to get started," Bola said.

"I’ve had great years at Arsenal and I’m looking forward to building a new chapter now.

"I kind of got used to the league when I was at Bristol Rovers on loan and I now just want to play more games and prove how good I am.”

While predominantly a left back, Bola is also capable of playing on the right-hand side of defence.

POOL'S SUMMER BUSINESS

IN: Marc Bola, Joe Bunney, Joe Dodoo (loan), Ben Heneghan (loan), Mark Howard, Michael Nottingham, Paudie O'Connor (loan), John O'Sullivan, Harry Pritchard, Chris Taylor, Jordan Thompson

OUT: Will Aimson, Raul Correia, Sessi D’Almeida, Colin Daniel, Jamille Matt, Jim McAlister. Danny Philliskirk, Scott Quigley (loan), Caleb Richards, Clark Robertson, Andy Taylor, Kyle Vassell, Ben Williams, Denzel Williams