The Imps have been linked with a move for Notts County winger Enzio Boldewijn, as reported by the Nottingham Post.
It’s believed the former Crawley man is considering his options after the Magpies were relegated into the National League. He only made the switch to Meadow Lane last summer in a move thought to be worth £100,000, but following their demise he’s now the subject of speculation.
He looked to have the quality to keep Notts out of the bottom two, but a knee injury in November ruled him out for two months. By then they were a lost cause and despite some impressive outings as the season drew on, he wasn’t effective enough, nor consistent enough to single-handedly pull them out of the mire.
Notts County would definitely want a fee for the wide man, who began his career with Utrecht in his native Netherlands.
He later played on loan at Den Bosch, before a permanent move to Almere City. Whilst there he began to find his feet and earned a move to Crawley which proved to be a hit. He impressed with the Red Devils and was part of Kevin Nolan’s transfer plans last season.
Whilst he was part of a relegated side, Boldweijn is a quick and direct wide man who scored 16 times in 100 outings for Crawley. He added 39 appearances to his English tally with Notts County, bagging six goals including a winner away at Forest Green, which makes him a hero of sorts already.
It’s an interesting link and one that doesn’t surprise me. With it being reported in the Nottingham Post there may be some truth in it, but the paper does say there hasn’t been any contact as yet. He is a right footer and plays primarily on that flank, although he can be used on the left.