A major transfer hunt has been ignited for Wolverhampton Wanderers defensive prospect Cameron John with Premier League and Championship sides hunting his signing, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim on their website that teams from the top two tiers of English football are keeping a close eye on the 18-year-old centre back, despite the youngster having yet to make his debut for the Midlands side.
It is said that the host of clubs in pursuit will have scouts in attendance at Monday’s under-23 game against Aston Villa, having already made 11 appearances in the Premier League 2 this season, the reserve league in English football.
The report also claims that Wolves looked to ship John out on loan during the January transfer window, but failed to find a club they deemed suitable for his development.
Football Insider verdict
Wolves are unlikely to want to see John depart any time soon if he is such a hot prospect, and their seemingly certain promotion to the Premier League will give them much more bargaining power in the summer window. If there are League One, or even Championship sides, willing to take him on loan and give him first team action, then it would be excellent for his development, but the club will be reluctant to sell him on to a top flight side knowing his potential. For the player, he will have to make do biding his time, and there could be a few senior outings come the end of the season if promotion and the league title are tied up.
In other Wolves news, fans were left mocking Aston Villa after their defeat to Fulham.