Bolton Wanderers striker Dion Charles is desperate for Liverpool’s Conor Bradley to stay at his club on a permanent basis.
Bradley has excelled in the early stages of his loan spell at Bolton. And speaking to Manchester Evening News, Charles has claimed that he’s been urging manager Ian Evatt to try to sign the Liverpool youngster permanently.
“I told the gaffer we should definitely try and sign him, he can go as far as he wants that kid,” said the forward. “He is a top lad and he has got the character where he works hard every day to get better. He has all the tools, he is grounded as well, great around the dressing room – he will go far.”
A brilliant endorsement of Bradley’s hard work during his loan spell so far. Keep it up, Conor!
Bradley winning friends in Bolton
Bradley has been a resounding success at Bolton so far. But we’re still only a handful of games into the season. It’s important that he doesn’t get carried away and keeps up his form for the full campaign.
Keeping feet on the ground shouldn’t be a big problem for Bradley, though. He’s already a full international for Northern Ireland after all. This kind of recognition isn’t new to him.
No doubt Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool coaches will have been impressed by his all-action displays so far. Evatt certainly is, and has already hailed the teenager’s quality numerous times.
With fellow Liverpool full-back Owen Beck now also arriving at Bolton, he should feel even more settled.
Whether or not that translates into a permanent move is likely to depend almost completely on Liverpool.
It’s debatable that Bolton could afford what The Reds would ask for to take him on a full-time basis. As a full international with first-team experience for Liverpool, he’s not going to go for nothing.
But all the same, Liverpool don’t really need to count on him anymore. With Calvin Ramsay through the door, they already have another young prospect in Bradley’s position.
That could mean that there is a chance for Bolton. Much will depend on how he does this season. Ironically, the better he does for the League One side, the less chance they probably have of securing his permanent signature.