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Bolton splash out 5m on Muamba

Fabrice Muamba
Muamba moved to England from Congo in 1994

Bolton have signed England Under-21 midfielder Fabrice Muamba from Birmingham City in a four-year deal worth over 5m.

The 20-year-old, a product of the Arsenal youth system, is manager Gary Megson's first signing of the summer.

Megson said: "Fabrice is a tough-tackling central midfielder who has had a good grounding with the Arsenal youth set-up.

"He'll be a tremendous asset to Bolton Wanderers over the coming seasons."

Muamba initially moved to St Andrews on a year-long loan from Arsenal at the start of the 2006/07 season before making the deal permanent last year.

He scored two goals in 37 appearances last season as the Blues were relegated to the Championship.

Muamba, who moved to England from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1994, made his Under-21 debut with England in a friendly against Romania in August 2007 and has gone on to make a further six appearances at that level.

see also
Man Utd open up against Newcastle
16 Jun 08 |  Premier League
Muamba turns down Congo call-up
23 May 07 |  Birmingham
Muamba signs deal with Birmingham
11 May 07 |  Birmingham

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