Wolves will allow teenage star Luke Matheson to leave the club on loan in January, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The 18-year-old was signed from Rochdale in January of this year in a deal that could rise to £3million if a series of performance-related add-ons are achieved.
As part of the agreement, he was immediately loaned back to the League One club where he spent the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign.
Welcome to Wolves, Luke Matheson!
— Wolves (@Wolves) January 31, 2020
Shortly after the transfer was announced, former England and Aston Villa striker Darren Bent hailed Matheson as “one for the future”.
A source at Molineux has told Football Insider that Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo has given the defender the green light to go out on loan next month.
Matheson is yet to make an appearance for the Wolves first team but has made seven appearances for the club’s Under-23s this season, two of which were starts.
He burst onto the scene by becoming Rochdale’s youngest ever player in 2018, making his debut at the age of 15 years and 336 days.
Last season he made more headlines when he scored the equaliser in Rochdale’s League Cup defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
His 36 senior career appearances for Rochdale yielded two goals and two assists and earned him a call up to the England Under-17 set up.
The right-back has 18 months left on his contract at Molineux after he put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year deal upon his arrival in January.