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Tolaji Bola Joins On Loan From Arsenal

8 October 2020

Rochdale Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Tolaji Bola.

The 21-year-old left-back joins Dale on loan from Arsenal until January.

Bola, an England youth international, came through the Academy ranks at the Premier League side and is a regular for the Gunners’ Under-23s. He has also been involved in several of the first team’s matchday squads. 

He said: “I’m pleased to be here and can’t wait to get going.

“There has been talks for a couple of weeks and I’m just happy it got over the line and I can start the hard work.

“I’ve spoken a lot with Brian Barry-Murphy and the coaching staff. It’s really good to hear his ideas and I think we can have a successful season this year.”

On the signing, the Dale boss said: “Tolaji was one of our high priority signings in terms of that position in the squad. We’re very pleased that we’ve managed to acquire him at such a late stage in the window.

“He’s a very good addition to the squad and a continuation, I suppose, of where we were last season with Rhys Norrington-Davies. They’re not the exact same player, but we have a specific profile of what we want for that position and Tolaji definitely fits that bill.”

Bola will wear number three during his time at the Crown Oil Arena.

Welcome to the Club, Tolaji!

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