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Transfer Gossip: Bolton Wanderers send scout to watch the 'best young player' in Ireland

Wanderers are eyeing a move for a wonderkid

Glenavon v Everton U21: Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

As reported by The Belfast Telegraph, a Bolton Wanderers scout was present during Glenavon's 2-0 win at Ards on Saturday. The player the scout was watching? That would be 20 year old Mark Sykes.

The Belfast Telegraph stated:

"Bolton Wanderers watched from the stands at the Bangor Fuels Arena as Glenavon's teenage midfielder Mark Sykes produced another match-winning performance.

The English Championship club sent a scout to watch Glenavon take on Ards - and he couldn't fail to have been impressed by Sykes, who delivered an assist and a stunning solo goal in a 2-0 win.

Manager Gary Hamilton is well aware that professional clubs are keeping a close eye on his star man."

As a Northern Ireland youth international, Sykes certainly has a lot of experience for a player so young.

It would certainly be a coup for Wanderers to sign the talented midfielder, as only last month he was linked with Leicester City, Celtic FC and Blackburn Rovers.

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