Report: Derby considering move for young Bolton striker Alex Samizadeh

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The Trotters are struggling financially so may be unable to prevent the 17-year-old joining their Championship rivals.

Derby are considering a potential move for Bolton Wanderers' young striker Alex Samizadeh, according to The Sun.

With the Trotters in serious financial trouble - the Manchester Evening News previously claimed that Neil Lennon's side are currently around £170m in debt - they may well be unable to do anything to prevent the 17-year-old joining their Championship rivals, and may, in fact, be grateful for any funds the forward's potential departure generates.

With Bolton also bottom of the division - five points adrift of safety - it is perhaps a surprise that Lennon has not been willing to give the Iranian a chance in the first-team.

He has been largely prolific for the club's development sides, and with the first-team managing just 24 goals in 28 league games, his emergence into the team may provide the spark that inspires the side to go on the kind of run that will preserve their status in the second tier for another campaign.

However, if Derby decide to make a move, as The Sun suggests they might, then Bolton fans may well be denied the opportunity to see the youngster break through at the Macron Stadium, and may be forced to watch him perhaps strengthen the Rams' bid for promotion to the Premier League.  

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