Wolves submit bid for Bowen - Sources

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

10th Jun, 2023 | 7:45am

Sources: Wolves submit bid for Bowen

Wolves have submitted a bid for Fleetwood sensation Reiss Bowen, sources have told Football Insider.

A number of Premier League clubs have expressed an interest in signing the 15-year-old striker this summer.

But Wolves have moved to steal a march on their rivals by making an offer for the teenage ace as they look to win the race for his signature.

The Molineux club hold Category One academy status and have established themselves as one of the country’s leading producers of talent in recent seasons.

The likes of Hugo Bueno, Chem Campbell, Luke Cundle, Joe Hodge, Max Kilman and Dexter Lembikisa have all graduated from the youth ranks to become part of the Wolves senior side in some capacity.

Nottingham Forest star Morgan Gibbs-White also came through the academy, earning the Midlands club a reported £42.5million payday when he joined Steve Cooper’s side last summer (2022).

Wolves’ Under-21 side play in the top division of the Premier League 2 setup following their promotion at the end of the 2021-22 season.

At the senior level, confusion still reigns about the future of manager Julen Lopetegui following his cryptic comments about the club’s financial situation towards the end of the 2022-23 campaign.

Football Insider revealed last month (22 May) that Lopetegui could quit during the summer break if he doesn’t receive assurances about Wolves’ ambitions from club chiefs.

The Spaniard went on record to say the Midlands club “have a problem” amid reports of crunch talks with owners Fosun and chairman Jeff Shi.

Wolves may have to sell to buy players in the off-season – but are nonetheless targetting a new striker.

Football Insider revealed on Friday (9 June) that they are one of the sides monitoring Victor Gyokeres’ situation at Coventry as Fulham and Crystal Palace prepare their first bids.

In other news, Wolves could accept cut-price 30-year-old bid.