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Transfer Gossip: Bolton Wanderers bid for Derry City Captain Toal

Have Wanderers found their next signing?

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According to reports from the Irish Independent from journalist Daniel McDonnell, Bolton Wanderers have set their sights on Derry City captain, Eoin Toal.

McDonnell states:

“Bolton Wanderers have made a move for Derry City captain Eoin Toal.

The League One team are the latest side from that level to turn their attentions to the League of Ireland market after MK Dons (Darragh Burns) and Lincoln (Danny Mandroiu) made successful forays.

It’s understood Bolton have lodged a bid for the centre half (23) but there is also interest from elsewhere across the water.

Toal is in his sixth season with the Candystripes, with the defender graduating to become skipper for Ruaidhri Higgins’ side.

He has been the subject of speculation about overseas moves at various times in his City stay but Bolton have now made their intentions clear by lodging an offer for a player whose deal is up at the end of the season.”

Capped at U21 level for Northern Ireland, Toal has spent his entire career so far with Derry City, scoring six goals in 153 games.

With his contract up in November, Toal will likely be available for a cut price fee.