The South Korea international missed almost all of the last Premier League campaign after breaking his leg in pre-season. However, when fit he is seen by manager Owen Coyle as an integral member of the squad who will attempt to help them bounce back to the Premier League at the first attempt.
Lee’s impressive form the season before he suffered the leg-break showed just how good a player he was, and he soon found himself on the radar of bigger clubs.
With the Trotters being consigned to relegation, the interest in the 23-year-old has picked up again. Newcastle United and Turkish outfit Trabzonspor have reportedly shown considerable interest in securing his services this summer.
Lee told The Bolton News: “I haven't thought about my future yet.
"The season has just finished and I just want to take some holiday now. I'm not going to hurry to think about my future because we have a few months before next season, but I can say now that I am a Bolton Wanderers player.
“I couldn't imagine that we are going down to the Championship. And I didn't expect that when we started the season.
"But it has happened. It could be much better if we stayed in the Premier League, but I couldn't do anything because I was injured.
"I'm fully fit now, but I will keep training for next season.
"On our last day of the season the manager said we have many young, talented players and we can give a good performance in the Championship, so we can come back into the Premier League next season."