Confirmed: Wolves accept 26-year-old bid from billionaire-owned club, terms agreed
Colorado Rapids manager Anthony Hudson has confirmed that Wolves have accepted a bid for striker Joe Mason.
The MLS club’s boss has also announced that terms have been agreed between both sides as well as the player for him to switch to the USA.
Mason, 26, returned from his loan spell at Burton Albion in January but has not kicked a ball in Nuno Espirito Santo’s side since.
The former Republic of Ireland youth international is well down the pecking order at Molineux, but it seems that he has the chance to revive his stalling career with a left-field move to the MLS.
Colorado Rapids are owned by billionaire Stan Kroenke, and they have already snapped up players from the UK in the past few weeks with Jack Price also exiting Wolves for the Denver-based outfit and Danny Wilson signing from Rangers.
And now, Hudson has confirmed that Mason will be the latest British import in his side.
“There have been reports about Joe Mason. We’re really pleased that we’ve come to an agreement with the club and the player,” he said, as quoted by the Birmingham Mail.
“It’s a great signing for us. He’s a top player. Played at a really high level.
“He’s going to suit how we play, going to suit the League so now all we’re waiting for is the formalities – visas and these types of things.
“Hopefully he’s here as quickly as possible, he’s a great signing for us.”
Football Insider verdict
Mason was never going to earn much football at Wolves. The former Cardiff and Bolton striker has not exactly been impressive since moving to Molineux and he barely got a chance to shine at Burton earlier this season. It’s odd for a player in their 20s to leave England for the MLS, but this is a welcome move for Mason, whose career is clearly stuttering. He was never going to oust the likes of Leo Bonatini or Benik Afobe from Nuno’s first-team plans, so leaving now, before the summer, makes perfect sense. It frees up a big of the wage bill too.
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