News outlet talkSPORT claim Celtic currently have the upper hand in the pursuit of Bolton Wanderers talent Luca Connell.

The talented 19-year-old defensive midfielder turned left-back was also linked to Ibrox. Reports even claimed Rangers were leading the pack for his signature [Daily Mail].

With Bolton currently in administration, the talkSPORT report suggests Connell could be available for as little as £240k.

Connell broke into the Bolton Wanderers side this campaign. (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Connell was recently called up for Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualification matches with the Republic of Ireland and Gibraltar, though he didn’t play.

The talented left-sided player is touted for big things in the game. Connell played ten games in the Championship for Bolton last season as they were relegated to League One.

 

Given Celtic’s connection to the Republic of Ireland, it’s unsurprising Luca Connell would be considering Celtic Park as a major option.

Whatever the case, Connell will be looking to get out of Bolton. The club was plunged into administration and failed to show up for their final game of the Championship season against Brentford.

Connell was also included in the recent Republic of Ireland international squad. (Photo By Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

They will start their League One campaign on minus 12 points as the former Premier League outfit are threatened with tumbling down the divisions.

Owner Ken Anderson has been trying to sell the club for some time.

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