Wales international Josh Sheehan is the latest player to join Bolton Wanderers after signing a two-year deal, subject to international clearance.
The 26 year-old midfielder played 53 games in all competitions for Newport County last season, including the Exiles’ two victories against Wanderers.
Having started his career with Swansea City, he joined Yeovil Town on loan before signing for Newport in 2016.
During his four-year tenure at Rodney Parade he made 179 appearances, finding the net on 15 occasions.
Last season he helped County reach the play-off finals where they narrowly lost to Morecambe at Wembley.
He was named in the PFA’s League Two Team of the Year alongside new teammates Eoin Doyle and Ricardo Almeida Santos last week and has two international caps for his country.
“I’m delighted to sign for such a big club with the ambitions they have,” the midfielder told bwfc.co.uk.
“That’s one of the reasons why I joined. I want to be part of the journey they are on and get Bolton Wanderers back to where they belong.
“When speaking with the manager he expressed his desire to sign me and told me his ambitions, and that really attracted me to be part of it.
“Also his style of football and the way he wants to play suits me so I feel it’s a good match.
“I can’t wait to play in front of the Bolton Wanderers fans. Even before it was announced I had loads of messages from them! I think this just shows the size of the fan base at this club.”
Wanderers Manager Ian Evatt added: “Josh is a player I have tracked and known about for a long time and I am delighted to have signed him. He’s very good technically and is an intelligent and excellent footballer. He’s a Welsh international who has had a great season with Newport, who he has captained and he was also named in the PFA Team of the Year.
“He will add quality and competition to our very strong midfield area and I’m looking forward to working with him.