Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo looks on

By Danny Wright

Wolves have confirmed that they have snapped up teenage midfielder Terry Taylor from Aberdeen.

A statement on Wolves’ official website announced that the 16-year-old had been inducted into the club’s academy on Thursday.

The Scottish Sun had previously reported that the Championship side were trying to sign the teenage sensation and would have to have paid a compensation fee understood to be worth £100,000.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes had also confirmed that Taylor was vying for a switch to Molineux.

Taylor was regarded as a highly-rated talent that was progressing through the youth ranks with Scottish Premiership outfit Aberdeen.

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At the age of just 14, the midfielder made his debut for the Dons’ Under-20s side and was tipped to push towards a spot in the first-team in the near future with the departure of club captain Ryan Jack.

Wolves are facing big changes ahead of next season, as they have already announced the arrival of a new manager in ex-Porto boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

The Portuguese manager has wasted no time in improving his squad, with Roderick Miranda, Phil Ofosu-Ayeh and Ryan Bennett all added to his team ahead of the 2017/18 Championship campaign.

Football Insider Verdict

Taylor looks like he has the potential to become a star in the future and a switch to Wolves is a very good choice for him. Although he would have been closer to first-team football at Pittodrie with Aberdeen, the Black County club’s academy is regarded as one of the best in England, so moving there will do him no harm at all. Wolves have been willing to give youngsters a chance in the senior side in recent history, but it remains to be seen if Santo is willing to continue that trend and offer Taylor the chance to become a true Molineux favourite. He’s still just 16-years-old, so there’s a lot of time for him to realise his potential.

In other Wolves news, fans have reacted to the exit of this 25-year-old.

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