Exclusive: Wolves in advanced talks to agree new deal by end of December
Wolves are in advanced talks to secure wonderkid Chem Campbell to a new deal, Football Insider can reveal.
The 16-year-old attacking midfielder is regarded by the club as a major talent and has already been fast-tracked into the first team this season by Nuno Espirito Santo.
A Wolves source has told Football Insider that Molineux chiefs are working to tie Campbell to a professional contract as soon as he turns 17 next month.
This comes after Football Insider revealed that Campbell is a target for Bundesliga big hitters Borussia Dortmund, Schalke and Leipzig.
They are keeping tabs on the wonderkid as they weigh up moves to sign him before his 17th birthday on 30th December.
Wolves are aware of interest from other clubs in Campbell and they have moved to accelerate contract talks with the Wales Under-17 international.
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Talks are understood to be progressing well and there is optimism that Campbell will pledge his future to the club when he turns 17 next month.
The teenager became the second youngest player to start a competitive game for Wolves in last month’s League Cup defeat to Aston Villa.
The rising has been training with Nuno’s first-team on a regular basis this season and the club have high hopes can be establish himself in their senior side in the future.
Campbell’s progress is such that he only broke into the Wolves Under-23s this season after making a big impact at Under-18s level.
Dortmund, Leipzig and Schalke have had success importing top youngsters from England in the last few years.
Dortmund set the ball rolling by signing Jadon Sancho from Manchester City, Leipzig signed Ademola Lookman permanently during the summer after a successful loan, while Everton right-back Jonjo Kenny is a regular starter in David Wagner’s Schalke side.