By Danny Wright
Wolves striker Niall Ennis is set for a loan switch to Shrewsbury, according to a report.
News outlet HITC claims that the 18-year-old has agreed terms with the Midlands club despite a host of enquiries being made from other Football League teams.
It is understood that England Under-18 international is being sent to Shropshire in order to gain first-team experience as he isn’t expected to feature in Nuno Espirito Santo’s first-team plans at Molineux next season.
The report adds that Ennis was on the verge of featuring for the senior squad last season but a serious ankle injury in November halted his progress.
Ennis is a highly-rated member of the Wolves academy, with HITC reporting that a host of Premier League clubs were vying for his signature in 2015 ahead of him penning a professional deal with the West Midlands outfit.
Now it seems that the teenager is set for his first taste of senior football with Shrewsbury boss Paul Hurst said to be willing to offer Ennis a key role in his squad next season.
Football Insider Verdict
Wolves have been very active in this transfer window and their captures of Ruben Neves and Diogo Jota have been very impressive. However Nuno is yet to add to his strike force, which doesn’t look good enough to be able to fire his side to promotion next season. Nouha Dicko and Joe Mason aren’t going to be able to put away all the chances that are crafted for them from what will be a strong midfield next season. Ennis could have benefitted from the weak attack currently at Molineux, but a season with Shrewsbury definitely makes a lot of sense. Wolves might not be a Premier League side by the time he returns to the club, meaning that he could have a squad role next season in the Championship if all goes well for him.