The current crop of youth at Everton have been showing that they are ready for senior team action for a couple of years. With the January transfer window now open, 21-year-old midfielder Harry Charsley has joined Bolton Wanderers on loan for the rest of the 2017-18 season.
The midfielder has been a Blue since the age of 9, and has been a key part of the Under-18s title win in 2013-14 and the Under-23s title win last season. He actually scored the championship-winning goal to end up as David Unsworth’s top scorer with seven goals.
As reported by the Burnden Aces, Bolton are struggling with injuries in the middle of the park and manager Phil Parkinson is excited by the prospect of bringing in a youngster who can make an immediate impact.
“We have brought him in until the end of the season. We’re a little short in the midfield department with Cullen, Henry and Pratley all being out.
”Harry can play in the wide positions, he can play in behind the striker. He’s a very versatile player and he’s got a real energy about him.
”He will go straight into the squad for Brentford.”
Charlsey recently made his senior team debut in the Europa League group game away at Apollon Limassol, playing almost the full game. He has featured 73 times for the Under-23s, scoring 13 goals and 4 assists. The midfielder has made 22 youth international appearances for the Republic of Ireland since his debut in September 2014.
A versatile and speedy player, the right-footed Charsley has lined up all over the midfield for the young Blues and now will have a similar opportunity with the Trotters, starting with a game this weekend against Brentford.