Liverpool midfielder Cameron Brannagan is set to go out on loan next month with Bolton Wanderers leading the chase to secure his services, according to reports
The 20-year-old Academy graduate has shone for the Reds’ under-23s this season but hasn’t added to his nine first-team appearances from the 2015/16 campaign.
Jurgen Klopp is open to the idea of loaning Brannagan out in order for him to gain further experience and Bolton boss Phil Parkinson wants the youngster to join their League One promotion push.
A move to the Macron Stadium would appeal to the Salford-born midfielder, who saw a proposed loan move to Wigan Athletic fall through last summer.
Wigan backed out after having second thoughts about committing to Liverpool’s demand that Brannagan played in 75% of their matches.
They would have faced the prospect of having to pay a six-figure fee to the Reds if Brannagan didn’t get that amount of game time.
Liverpool insist on such clauses in a bid to avoid a scenario where a talented youngster goes out on loan but is sat warming the bench.
Liverpool’s U23 captain made five starts and four substitute outings for the Reds in 2015/16 but he hasn’t made the matchday squad so far this season with new signings Gini Wijnaldum and Marko Grujic knocking him down the pecking order.