Port Vale Football Club can confirm that Will Forrester has made a permanent transfer to Bolton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee.
The defender joined the Valiants in July 2022 from Stoke City and made 38 appearances across all competitions for us throughout last year's campaign.
Forrester’s performances last season earnt the 22-year-old the title of ‘Player of the Month’ in both October and February’s supporter-voted awards.
We'd like to wish Will all the best with this next stage of his career, he will always be welcome at Vale Park.
Talking about Will’s departure, Director of Football David Flitcroft said:
"A big part of the vision here at Port Vale has been to recruit hungry, committed and coachable players that will develop in the environment at the club.
"We have already seen this model in action in previous windows where we have achieved fees for players and we believe it is still the right model for the club to keep us in a healthy position and keep the club progressing on and off the pitch.
"Last season's performances and Will's accelerated development has meant a substantial deal being agreed with Bolton that also contains a number of achievable add-ons that can be realised.
"We’d like to thank Bolton Wanderers, in particular Chris Markham, for their professionalism and efficiency in getting the deal done early which allows us to reinvest and continue our plan and preparations for the 2023/24 season.
"Finally, we’d like to thank Will for his contributions to the club last season, his attitude and his determination in helping us achieve our main objective of securing our league one status.
"We wish him nothing but success and he and his family will always be welcome back at Vale Park."