Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon has admitted Manchester United are considering making Andy Kellett’s loan move permanent in the summer.
Kellett has made just four senior appearances for Bolton but signed for Man United on a short-term deal on deadline day.
Saidy Janko went the other way as part of the agreement to gain some much-needed first team experience and Lennon says preliminary talks have already happened regarding Kellett’s long-term future.
Speaking about where Kellett will play next season, Lennon said: “Yeah [United are interested in signing Kellett permanently], just initial talks really. We’ll see how both loans go.
“We heard their interest last week. We quite like Janko, who is a young player at Man United so we made the call and the deal was done. Andy went to Manchester and Saidy is coming here.”
The defender scored a cracking first goal in professional football while on loan at Plymouth Argyle this season but little else is known about the youngster.
Kellett himself admitted that he thought it was a wind-up when he was told that Man United were interested in bringing him in.
He will more than likely provide defensive cover for Warren Joyce’s U21s side, although these latest developments may suggest that the club have bigger plans for him in the future.