Ian Evatt has confirmed that defender Yoan Zouma has now left Bolton Wanderers and has defined why the free agent is now not coaching with the membership.
Zouma was a free agent after being launched earlier in the summertime, however had been coaching at Lostock below new head coach Evatt.
The Bolton boss had beforehand advised that Zouma – the youthful brother of Chelsea defender Kurt – may but have earned a deal at Wanderers.
Nevertheless, talking forward of the match in opposition to Newport County this weekend, Evatt has confirmed that Zouma is not on the membership.
And he has defined the the explanation why Zouma and Bolton have parted methods.
Evatt feels that on the age the Frenchman is now, he should be heading straight into a primary workforce and is not a youthful prospect.
Having considered Zouma in coaching lately, Evatt doesn’t imagine he’s a greater choice than the opposite defenders at the moment on the books at Wanderers.
Evatt mentioned: “Yoan’s now left. Clearly we’ve fairly a number of centre backs in the meanwhile.
“Yoan is 23-years-old so he’s not a toddler. He’s not a 21-year-old mission anymore. He has to return straight into anyone’s first workforce.
“From what I’ve seen in coaching, is he prepared and doing issues higher than those that we’ve? The reply’s no, is the sincere reply.
“In the meanwhile, that isn’t one thing that we’re going to do.”
Different central defenders at Wanderers embrace George Taft, Alex Baptiste, Ricardo Almeida Santos, Reiss Greenidge and Harry Brockbank.
Evatt didn’t rule out the potential for one more defensive signing to be made at Bolton over the summer season, on condition that Zouma is not a consideration.
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Nevertheless, he burdened that the precedence for incomings is within the ahead areas.
He mentioned: “It’s attainable, however for now the precedence is the highest finish of the pitch.”