Trotters snap up Spanish starlet

The 19-year-old moved to Portugal from Real Madrid last month as

part of the deal that took Angel di Mario to Bernebeu but he has

already departed the Estadio da Luz. Rodrigo joins former team-mate

Marcos Alonso, who moved to Wanderers at the end of July, at the

Reebok Stadium. “We watched Rodrigo play alongside Marcos in the

Real Madrid B team last season and we were obviously interested in

signing the two of them,” said Bolton assistant boss Sandy Stewart

to the club’s official website. “He went to Benfica as part of the

Angel di Maria deal but we still chased his signature and now we

are delighted to eventually get him to our football club. “We are

looking forward to working with him and we are confident that he

will bolster what is already a strong squad of players. “He is a

quick, exciting young player who can play upfront and in wide

positions. Hopefully the fans will really take to him. “Like

Marcos, he will take a period of time to bed in because he will be

playing in a different country, but we are very confident that he

will have a successful time here.” Rodrigo admits manager Owen

Coyle played a big part in his loan to the Reebok Stadium. He is

now looking forward to gaining some experience in the Premier

League. “I’m very excited at making such a big step in coming to

the best league in the world,” he said. “The manager has known

about me for a long time and because he has been pushing for a

transfer to bring me here then it motivates me a lot. “I want to

give back to the club all the confidence that they have shown in me

so I’m going to do my best to help the team to reach their

objectives. “I’m very much impressed with the stadium and the

training ground. I already knew that Bolton are well established

and respected in the Premier League but now I have an even better

idea of how big a club this is. “I want to thank everyone at the

club for helping this transfer become possible and I’m looking

forward to next Monday when I get the chance to meet all the

players and start work.” Moreno will link up with former Real

club-mate Marcos Alonso at the Reebok. “I played with Marcos last

season – he is a great player and a great friend of mine,” he

added. “Hopefully he will help me adapt to the English way of life

because he has been here a month already.”