Premier League side Everton have become the latest club to be linked with a move for Bolton Wanderers attacking pair Ronan Darcy and Dennis Politic, as per a report by Football Insider.
The pair have both caught the attention since being called up to Wanderers’ first-team at the start of this season, when the financial crisis facing the club had left them with just a handful of senior players to call on.
18-year-old Darcy made a total of eight appearances in all competitions for the club at the start of campaign, scoring in a 5-2 League Cup defeat at Rochdale, but has seen his first-team involvement reduced since the recruitment of a number of more experienced players following the takeover of the club.
Politic meanwhile, has continued to be a regular feature for Wanderers this season, with the 19-year-old making 11 appearances in total, scoring in that Cup defeat at Rochdale, and an EFL Trophy meeting with Bradford.
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According to the latest reports, the duo have already caught the eye Everton’s scout, with the Merseyside club set to continue to closely monitor the pair ahead of a potential move for the two attackers.
The Toffees are not the only Premier League side taking an interest in the duo, with Football Insider previously reporting that Wolves and Aston Villa are both tracking Politic, while Leicester have been credited with an interest in Darcy by The Sun.
It also appears as though there could be interest from north of the border in the pair, with Scottish champions Celtic apparently monitoring Darcy, while Rangers are thought to be interested in both players.
It is starting to look like moves away from Bolton could soon become inevitable for these two.
With the strength of interest there is in both Darcy and Politic, it is hard to see Bolton being capable of withstanding any strong offers for the pair, who will surely want to step up to a higher level should they get the opportunity.
While that may look like a blow on the pitch for Bolton, it may not altogether be a bad thing for the club, since the funds they could receive for the pair would be rather useful for the League One side, given their current precarious financial situation.
Indeed, the fact that both Darcy and Politic have been able to attract such strong attention in spite of the challenging situation at Bolton, does seem to suggest that they have the potential to step further up the football pyramid with one of the many sides interested in them.