Bolton Wanderers midfielder Luca Connell has become a man in demand.
In what has been a dismal season for Wanderers, Connell has emerged as one of the few shining lights. The 18-year-old has come up through the Bolton ranks, and impressed in his 12 first-team appearances.
Connell showed endeavour and heart, which Bolton were lacking, as well as quality on the ball. With Bolton’s financial woes well documented, Connell is a target for a host of clubs.
The Daily Mail recently noted that Preston are in the mix, but are having to take on Norwich City, Southampton and Rangers. That means North End are facing an uphill battle, but may be able to offer more first-team football to the teenager.
Connell’s rise has been capped off by an international call-up, having been named in Mick McCarthy’s Ireland squad. There seems to be no way that Connell will be a Bolton player next season, but with so many clubs interested, his destination is unknown.
Now, Connell has told BT Sport that he doesn’t know where he’ll be playing next season. Connell noted that he’s leaving the matter to his agent and hopes to have something sorted out whilst he’s on international duty.
“I don’t know, I’m leaving that down to my agent,” said Connell. “Hopefully he’s sorting that out while I’m away, seeing what’s about and what he thinks is best for me,” he added.