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Transfer Gossip: Bolton Wanderers to step up interest for Aberdeen star

The season only finished yesterday and the transfer rumours have started!

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How's the hangover?

The season only finished yesterday and we already have the first Bolton Wanderers transfer rumour.

According to The Daily Express, Bolton Wanderers have stepped up their interest in Aberdeen player Niall McGinn.

The article states:

"The Trotters have been on the Northern Ireland winger’s trail for months and now have added financial muscle after they finished second in League One yesterday.

Phil Parkinson is keen to land the out-of-contract 29-year-old, and will be able to table an offer that could see them compete with fellow suitors Ipswich Town.

McGinn has made it clear he would prefer another crack at England and that is why he is unlikely to take up a contract extension at Pittodrie or a rival Bosman offer from Hearts.

League One side Fleetwood Town also guaranteed their place in the play-offs yesterday and will also come into the equation for McGinn if they join Bolton in England’s second tier.

Express Sport understands McGinn doesn’t want to agree his move until after the Scottish Cup Final against Celtic."

It was only last month that the Daily Record was reporting that Wanderers were competing with Oxford United and Sheffield United, with Wanderers sending scouts North of the border to watch McGinn.

Niall McGinn was also previously linked to Wanderers back in 2015, when it was speculated Bolton were eyeing a £500,000 move for the Northern Ireland international.

Former Celtic FC winger McGinn, now 29, has scored 68 goals in 218 games for Aberdeen since joining the club in 2012.

McGinn is no stranger to English football, having had a loan spell with Brentford FC in the 2011/2012 season, prior to joining Aberdeen.

As well as being a winger, McGinn has previously played as a striker for both club and country, so could very well add some versatility to the Whites' front line.

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