“Wolves in particular” – O’Neil may get “bargain” deal as gem targeted
Wolves are hoping for a breakdown in contract negotiations.
Last summer, Wolves were able to snap up Matthew Whittingham, one of the stars of Manchester City’s under-18s’ title triumph. Whittingham had scored seven times and set-up 11 more in 2022/23, so may have been regarded as a significant academy coup at Molineux.
The deal for the Englishman, who can play in a variety of midfield roles and even popped up at left-back, is part of a broader recruitment plan for Gary O’Neil’s side. Harry Hooman, head of UK recruitment at their academy, said at the time:
“We’re always on top of the ‘bigger’ club’s players and monitoring the ones who are possibly looking to come out for a better pathway at some point.”