Wolves midfielder Jack Price is in advanced talks over a shock move to MLS side Colorado Rapids, according to a reliable journalist.
Washington Post reporter Steven Goff claimed on his personal Twitter account on Saturday night that Price, 25, is nearing a move to the US top-flight, in an odd move that usually happens to European players at the twilight of their careers, not in their mid-20s.
Getting word @Wolves central MF @jacko_8 in advanced talks with Colorado Rapids. Age: 25. This season: 4 League Cup starts, 5 league sub appearances. Last season: 17 league starts. Rapids also seem on verge of adding U.S. intl @edgarcastillo40 on loan from Monterrey #mls #Wolves
— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) January 6, 2018
The Express and Star has reported that Wolves have accepted a bid for Price from the Denver-based franchise in what would be a “shock” move to the MLS.
Price only signed an 18-month deal with the Championship leaders recently which had the option of it being extended by a further year, however Nuno Espirito Santo has barely made any use of the Molineux academy graduate and he is now closing on a move away.
The Shropshire-born ace has made just nine appearances in all competitions this season and has not spent more than 16 minutes on the pitch in any of his outings in the Championship.
Football Insider verdict
Price has been a loyal servant to Wolves but the influx of big-money from overseas has made it almost impossible for a player like him to keep on getting in the first-team squad at Molineux and a move is going to be best for all parties. A switch to the MLS is an interesting move though as not many English players in their mid-20s fly across the Atlantic to undergo a huge change in their career direction. Bradley Wright-Phillips and Jack Harrison are recent examples of English success stories in the US aside from the usual veterans who go over there to play out their careers.