By Matt Farr
Wolverhampton Wanderers are plotting a summer move for highly-rated Aberdeen youngster Terry Taylor, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claim that the Championship outfit are considering a move to pay a six-figure compensation fee to land the 16-year-old midfielder, which stands at just £100,000.
Taylor is a huge prospect within the academy ranks at the Scottish Premiership side, and has been tipped to make the breakthrough into the first-team squad at Pittodrie Stadium.
He made his debut for the Under-2o side last year at the age of just 14, and his meteoric rise at the club is set to continue in the coming seasons.
However, his progress at the Scottish club could be halted if Wolves step up their reported interest with a formal offer, which will cost them only a paltry sum due to his age and current youth team status.
Newly-appointed Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is looking to put his own stamp on the first-team squad at Molineux this summer, and it is evident that his search extends beyond already-proven talent.
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Aberdeen have been facing up to the prospect of losing their star players this summer, having already lost senior duo Jonny Hayes and Ryan Jack to their Scottish rivals. But after retaining the services of manager Derek McInness, the club must now put a stop to the key departures before it is too late. That includes Taylor, despite the youngster having yet to make a first-team appearance, because he could become like Jack and Hayes one day. Wolves, on the other hand, would be right to knock on the door this summer, as they could land themselves a future star for only a small fee.
In other Wolves transfer news, the departure of Lambert could have ramifications for the future of this 24-year-old.