Celtic move for 18-year-old Republic of Ireland midfielder 8 months ago

Celtic move for 18-year-old Republic of Ireland midfielder

Celtic have reportedly made a move for 18-year-old Republic of Ireland underage international Luca Connell.

Connell was called up to Mick McCarthy's Ireland squad this year after breaking through into the Bolton Wanderers first team squad last season.

The midfielder is believed to be attracting interest from Scottish champions Celtic with Bolton entering administration last season after their demotion to League One.

Bolton have just six players left in their first team squad but Paul Appleton of administrators David Rubin & Partners assures fans that a prospective owner has been found and has the clout to take the club forward.

"I am delighted we have been able to reach a more than satisfactory outcome to this stage of the process and I am confident the preferred bidder has the ability to take Bolton Wanderers forward," Appleton told the BBC.

"Until that (heads of terms agreement) has been signed, we are still bound by the confidentiality agreement within the process.

"But I can assure all Bolton Wanderers fans that the preferred bidder has both the financial ability and the determination to turn around the fortunes of this great football club."