By Danny Wright
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has confirmed that Terry Taylor would like to secure a switch to Wolves.
The Scottish Sun reported that the Championship side were plotting a summer move for the teenage sensation and must pay a compensation fee believed to be worth £100,000.
Scottish top-flight manager McInnes, 45, has now admitted to Aberdeen’s official Twitter account that Taylor would like to “take the option to move to Wolves” but has asserted that “there would be a fee” involved.
Derek – Young Terry Taylor has indicated that he would like to take the option to move to Wolves but there would be a fee.
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) June 27, 2017
Taylor is very highly rated in the youth ranks at Pittodrie and was handed his Under-20s debut last year at the tender age of 14.
Now aged 16, the midfielder has been tipped to make the step up to the senior squad in the wake of Ryan Jack’s move to Rangers.
Wolves are set to undergo big changes this summer following the after former Porto manager Nuno Espirito Santo replaced Paul Lambert at the Molineux helm.
The Black Country outfit have already completed deals for Roderick Miranda, Phil Ofosu-Ayeh and ex-Norwich defender Ryan Bennett ahead of next season as they look to push towards promotion to the Premier League.
Football Insider Verdict
It’s hard to tell whether or not Taylor will be able to break into the first-team at Wolves like he has been expected to at Aberdeen, but he’ll certainly be joining up with a club that knows how to get the best out of youngsters if he does secure a switch to Molineux. There has been some good players develop through the academy in recent years and Taylor could benefit from that kind of pedigree. The next step for him could be to find first-team football so is may be wise to send him out on a loan deal in the near future to ensure that his progress doesn’t stall after a lightning start to his career in Scotland.
In other Wolves news, it has been confirmed that this 22-year-old has left Molineux.