Bolton Wanderers have confirmed the loan signing of Irish under-21 midfielder Harry Charsley until the end of the season.
The 21-year-old moves to the Macron Stadium on a temporary deal from Everton, with whom he has been since the age of nine.
✍? Bolton Wanderers are delighted to announce the signing of Harry Charsley on loan from @Everton until the end of the season.
— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) January 12, 2018
Charsley enjoyed a fine season for David Unsworth’s Everton U23 side last season, finishing joint-top scorer as the Toffees claimed the Premier League 2 title. His performances have been so encouraging that he was handed a first-team debut last month in the 3-0 Europea League victory away to Apollon Limassol.
On the international front, the versatile midfielder has 14 caps with the Ireland U21 scoring, scoring twice as Noel King’s side look to qualify for the European Championships next year.
He is likely to go straight into the Bolton first team, and his first task will be to help his new teammates climb away from the relegation zone. The Trotters have been in decent form recently, winning three of their last four games, but Phil Parkinson’s newly-promoted side still have a massive task on their hands to solidify their place in England’s second tier for next season.
Charsely becomes the second Ireland U21 international to leave Merseyside on loan in recent days, with Liverpool U23 captain Corey Whelan joining League Two outfit Yeovil Town last week on a similarly temporary basis.