Report: Sheffield Wednesday monitor goalkeeper Dan Lavercombe, but face competition from Bolton Wanderers

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Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday are said to be two of a number of clubs reportedly watching Torquay United goalkeeper Dan Lavercombe.

According to Torquay Herald Express, Sheffield Wednesday and Bolton Wanderers are two of a number of clubs monitoring homegrown goalkeeper Dan Lavercombe.

The report states that Lavercombe is poised to train with Bolton during the international break, but Wednesday and a number of other clubs are ready to challenge them for his signature.

The 18-year-old, who spent the summer on trial with Liverpool, as reported by the BBC, is said to be one of the top young goalkeepers outside the top flight and the interest has come as no surprise to Torquay player-manager Kevin Nicholson.

"There's one or two clubs keeping an eye on Dan, and next week he may be going to train with one of them," Kevin Nicholson told the Torquay Herald Express.

"He is a very good young goalkeeper. It's great for the club that a young player is attracting this sort of interest, and great for Dan too."

Should Sheffield Wednesday make a move to sign Lavercombe? 

There should be no rush for his signature at his age, however, due to the heavy interest, it could be down to who acts fastest when the transfer window opens.

Although Carlos Carvalhal is spoilt for choice when it comes to goalkeepers, it wouldn’t hurt having another option at youth level should Lavercombe be available to make the move to the South Yorkshire club.

Nevertheless, with the impressive Joe Wildsmith aged just 19, it does beg the question what future could Lavercombe expect to have at Hillsborough?

It would be difficult for him to win a starting role in both the senior and under-21 side, due to the competition, and could result in him sitting on the bench behind Wildsmith in the youth team.

It would be a scenario that is far from ideal, especially for a goalkeeper who has just began to gain experience in a first-team environment.

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