The 23-year-old winger has enjoyed a bright start since joining the League Two side in February, and Evatt has now expressed his desire to extend the deal beyond this season.
He said: ”He’s (Afolayan) a good, young player with a lot of talent and a lot of ability, his work ethic is there as well. He’s a bright one for the future and hopefully, we can keep him at Bolton Wanderers for the long term, that’s what we want to do.”
Signed from non-league side Solihull Moors in 2018, Afolayan has made 36 appearances for the club’s Under 23 side along the way, including 11 Premier League 2 outings earlier this season, yielding five goals and one assist.
Realistically, it could be too late for Afolayan to have an immediate future as part of David Moyes‘ plans.