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Hands Off: Everton looking to swoop in on 2 impressive Bolton Wanderers young stars

Football Insider has reported that Everton is interested in two Bolton Wanderers players. They are currently monitoring the development of Dennis Politic and Ronan Darcy.

Both Bolton youngsters have impressed in the opening stages of the season. Especially Politic.

It’s no surprise that they have gained attention from other clubs. However, if Everton wants these men, they will have to convince them that they will get playing time.

Dennis Politic is making the starting line up at the University of Bolton Stadium every week. Darcy has also been on the bench a lot and made appearances early on.

They are both a part of the Bolton squad who are trying to rebuild. Fans appreciate them. Politic also turned down advances at the beginning of the season from other clubs because of his chances with the Wanderers.

However, it’s looking likely that Bolton will be relegated to League Two next season. Both of these players are better than that level of football.

Here’s what they would offer Everton…

Ronan Darcy

Darcy spent a loan period last year at Skelmersdale. He was asked to step up to first-team duties at Bolton in the early stages of this season.

The youngster may be open to new offers. Even if it is another loan spell. He scored his first senior goal early on and probably would score more if he got the chance.

While he would be a great option for a youth team with a Premier League side, he’s used to first-team football. I presume he would make a decision based off of Bolton’s future.

Dennis Politic

The 19-year-old Romanian has had 11 appearances so far for Bolton this season. He scored against Rochdale and Bradford in cup games.

When you watch him play, you wouldn’t believe he was still a teenager. He looks so experienced and confident on the ball.

Salford picked out his talent last year as he spent some time there. When he came back, he turned down offers to stay with the Trotters.

At the end of the season or in January, he could change his mind. Teams like Wolves, Aston Villa and Rangers have also shown interest. Everton will have to work fast if they want this talented man.

Should Wigan Athletic Be Going All Out for Oldham Athletic’s Edmundson or Focus Elsewhere

George Edmundson is presumably on route to Peterborough or Rangers. Both clubs are battling for his signature, although it seems The Posh have moved ahead in the race, after reportedly having an offer accepted for the young defender.

Edmundson was named in the 2018/19 EFL League Two team of the season and, is attracting interest from a number of sides. Oldham will be hoping for an auction, to raise as much money as possible for their departing defender.

Wigan manager Paul Cook is on the hunt for a ‘ball-playing’ defender, but I think Matt Miazga will sign on loan from Chelsea, which will fill that void. The Latics signed Danny Fox in the January transfer window, who has performed brilliantly since joining from Nottingham Forest. He’s a real leader and comfortable playing out from the back. Chey Dunkley and Cedric Kipre are both young, strong defenders, but aren’t great footballers in terms of distributing the ball from the defence. Miazga would give us that physicality and ability to start attacks from the defence, that Cook is looking for.

I expect the majority of our transfer budget to be spent on a new number nine, to score us 15-20 goals, and the rest on a new midfielder to replace Reece James. Most of our signings will be frees and loans unless we sell one of our assets like Sam Morsy for a sizeable fee. A centre back isn’t an immediate priority, so I’d say it’s unlikely we’ll be joining the chase for Edmundson. Especially considering an auction will likely see the fee rise to around £1 million, Wigan could put that money towards a new striker.

Don’t get me wrong, I really rate Edmundson, and I believe he’ll be worth a lot more than £1 million in a couple of years time, so he’s a very good long-term investment. However, Wigan needs to buy players, for NOW, players that are going to impress from the off and push us up the table next season.