Ben Amos has agreed a deal to join Bolton Wanderers following his release from Manchester United, and is set to replace Liverpool-bound goalkeeper Adam Bogdan at the Macron Stadium.
According to the Daily Mail, the 25-year-old is on the verge of moving to the Trotters permanently after spending a productive spell on loan with the Championship outfit during the second half of the 2014/15 campaign.
Amos made nine senior appearances for Neil Lennon's side in the second tier and impressed the manager enough to earn a full-time contract offer, which he's set to sign upon the expiry of his current deal at Old Trafford.
His departure will bring an end to a 14-year affiliation with the Red Devils after joining the Premier League giants as a scholar at the tender age of 11.
During that time Amos made seven first-team appearances for Manchester United, but has been deemed surplus to requirements by current coach Louis van Gaal.
After enjoying temporary stints at Peterborough United, Molde, Oldham Athletic, Hull City and Carlisle United, the ex-England U21 international is now determined to nail down a regular starting spot, and will feel he has a realistic opportunity of doing so at Bolton.
Nottingham Forest also held an interest in acquiring Amos' services, but old Trotters boss Dougie Freedman failed in his attempt to hijack the prospective deal by luring the player to the City Ground.
The goalkeeping department at the Theatre of Dreams is set for a major overhaul this summer with David de Gea poised to join Real Madrid when the transfer window reopens.
Anders Lindegaard is also expected to leave during the close-season leaving Victor Valdes as the only recognised senior stopper left on the books at Manchester United.
As for Amos, he has a real chance of cementing his place as Bolton's undisputed number one next term, following the free transfer departures of Bogdan and Andy Lonergan this month.
Hungary international Bogdan is set to replace Brad Jones as back-up to Simon Mignolet at Anfield, after Brendan Rodgers reached agreement with the 27-year-old, who is the third Bosman signing completed by Liverpool already this summer.
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