Wolves are set to beat Man City to the signing of Hibernian goalkeeper Murray Johnson, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The highly-rated teenager, 16, underwent a trial with the Premier League leaders last month after generating interest from top clubs south of the border.
But a Wolves source has told Football Insider the club are closing in on a deal for Murray and to win the race of the Premier League big guns.
— Murray Johnson (@Muzjohnsonn) January 4, 2021
It would see Midlands club paying Hibs a six-figure compensation fee for the teenager.
Johnson is a Scotland youth international who is tipped to make it at the elite level.
Everton have also been credited with an interest in the 6ft 2in shot-stopper as talent spotters south of the border have been blown away.
He has not yet made his senior debut for Hibs, where Ofir Marciano is the long-established number one.
Johnson has already gained experience of training with the first-team group at Hibs, working with coach Craig Samson and Marciano, Matt Macey and Kevin Dabrowski.
Johnson penned his first professional contract with the Easter Road outfit in January.
That does not stop him quitting Edinburgh but has ensured the club will command a six-figure fee when he departs.
Wolves’ swoop for Johnson comes ahead of a shake-up of their senior keeping roster this summer.
Football Insider revealed earlier this week that loaned-out Matija Sarkic has been earmarked for the number two role next season, with John Ruddy set for a summer exit.