WANDERERS have beaten Premier League Burnley to the punch by landing Tamworth striker Kaiyne Woolery.
A £10,000 deal has been struck with the Midlands club – which is also thought to include sell-on clauses and a future friendly – for the 19-year-old front man.
Woolery was thought to be close to signing at Turf Moor at the start of the week, with a fee agreed between the two clubs, but Wanderers’ intervention appears to have turned his head.
West Brom also looked into the possibility of signing the youngster after coming up against him in a summer tournament but a change of management at the Hawthorns saw the deal shelved.
Described as a pacy attacker, who can also play wide right, Woolery signed for Tamworth 12 months ago from Maidstone United.
He spent a short spell back on loan with Maidstone and was also sent out to Stafford Rangers last season before earning a first-team place with the Lambs.
He finished the season with two goals in his 19 senior appearances but was still able to attract scouts from across the Football League as his side slipped out of Conference North.
Tamworth boss Dale Belford is confident the youngster can succeed at a higher level.
“Kaiyne had options but decided Bolton are his preferred choice,” Belford told the Tamworth Herald. “It's a great move for him and we wish him all the very best. He's a smashing kid.
“He's a raw talent with a lot to learn and develop but there's no better place for him to develop his talent than with a club like Bolton.”