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Transfer Gossip: Wanderers eye Watford defender & Wigan join race for Wyke

Your Sunday morning rumours

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According to Alan Nixon of The Sun, Bolton Wanderers are reportedly eyeing a move for Watford defender, Tommie Hoban.

The snippet also states that Bolton are still talking to Boaz Myhill, though I think former Colchester and Chelsea goalkeeper Sam Walker is most likely going to sign.

Hoban, the 24 year old former Republic of Ireland U21 international has just recovered from a torn ACL, which kept him out entirely last season. The defender has also struggled with other injuries throughout his career.

Hoban began his youth career with Arsenal, before moving on to sign for Watford in 2009. Hoban broke into the Watford first team in the 2011/2012 season, and has gone on to score two goals in 58 games.

Hoban also spent time on loan with Blackburn Rovers during the 2016/17 season, scoring once in sixteen games.

Hoban has also represented Ireland’s U21 side, making 11 appearances from 2014 to 2016.

Wanderers do need extra cover at centre back & if he can remain injury free, then Hoban could be a decent option to sign alongside Jack Hobbs.

Elsewhere, Nixon reports in The Sun that Wigan Athletic have joined the race to sign Bradford City striker, Charlie Wyke.

Nixon states:

“Wigan boss Paul Cook is trying to raise the funds to meet the asking price for Bradford striker Charlie Wyke.

Cook fancies the prolific target man, 25, who can go for around £750,000 and has been tipped off the forward fancies the move.”

Sounds like if Wanderers want their number one target, they might have to act fast.

Do you think Hoban would be a good signing for Bolton? Is he too injury prone? Let us know in the comments box below.