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Transfer Gossip: Bolton Wanderers youngster attracting Premier League interest

Bolton's Max Broughton has attracted big team interest

Bolton Wanderers v Burton Albion - Capital One Cup First Round Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

According to The Daily Mail, Bolton Wanderers youngster Max Broughton is attracting interest from top Premier League sides. The article states:

"Tottenham, Manchester United and Everton are showing interest in Bolton Wanderers prospect Max Broughton. The 16-year-old midfielder has been impressing playing for Bolton's U18s and has earned recognition from England at youth level.

Broughton initially impressed Bolton on trial in October 2014 after being spotted playing for local side Rossendale United and then signed scholarship forms in December 2015. Southampton have also expressed interest in the teenager."

Max Broughton scored once for Wanderers' U18 side last season in a 1-1 draw away at Coventry City.

Wanderers academy players have been linked with bigger sides for many years. Before breaking into the first team, Josh Vela was linked with a move to Liverpool, whilst Jack Sampson was linked with Manchester United back in 2008.

It's nice to hear Wanderers' younger players being linked with bigger teams, as it shows what good work David Lee, Nicky Spooner and Jimmy Philips are doing with the academy.