Rob Holding Wages & Contract
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Rob Holding is an English centre-back from Manchester, England. He is currently signed with Arsenal Football Club and has made multiple appearances for England’s youth teams.
Holding had a very early career start playing for Stalybridge Celtic Juniors. However, he left them for the Bolton Wanderers’ youth system at the age of seven.
After developing his technical abilities with the club he was loaned out to Bury for the 2014/2015 season. His time at this club was short-lived only making a single appearance for Bury as a substitute in a match against Cambridge United. Although Bury won the match, Holding didn’t get much of a chance to showcase his talent.
Upon his return to the Bolton Wanderers for the 2015/2016 season, Holding was offered a professional contract with the club. It was not a good season for Bolton Wanderers, who landed at the bottom of the championship. Holding’s debut match for the club was a 1-0 defeat to Burton Albion.
Despite some sub-par team performances, the teenager was considered a rising star. Holding was voted Bolton Wanderers Player for the 2015/2016 season. He also managed to score one goal for the side.
Thanks to his ongoing strong performances, Holding was noticed by many clubs including Arsenal. The club went on to sign him in a £2 million deal in July 2016. He would make his debut for his new club a mere three weeks later.
Holding’s first Arsenal game was a 4-3 defeat to Liverpool. However, he soon became part of Arsenal’s starting lineup, with the club winning most matches he appeared in during the last couple of months of the 2016/2017 season. His first Arsenal goal was scored in a September 2017 4-2 victory against BATE Borisov.
Rob Holding’s Arsenal deal was successfully renewed in 2018, and then again in 2021.
Holding made his international debut in a May 2016 U21 match against Guinea. The Arsenal centre-back has not yet made an appearance for the English senior team. This is not surprising, considering the competitive nature of making the cut for England, one of the world’s best international teams.
The Arsenal defender has quick reflexes and a good awareness that always allows him to promptly react to opposition play.
To top it all off, Holding has just the right amount of confidence. Here is what the star has to say about himself: “I’ve seen a few centre-halves that have come in and have now gone, and I’m still here, so I must be doing something right. It’s another challenge, and we go from there.”