Wolves striker Austin Samuels is edging closer to joining Aberdeen and will be undergoing his medical today, as reported by Football Insider.
The League One clubs, as well as Hibernian, are set to miss out, with Football Insider reporting on Saturday that the aforementioned trio were all interested parties.
The latest report states that the Premier League club have agreed on a season-long loan deal with Aberdeen, with his expected temporary departure being his third venture into the first-team game, following spells with Kidderminster Harriers and Bradford City.
Samuels joined the Midlands club as an eight-year-old back in 2009, scoring his first professional goal for the club in November 2020, during a 7-0 win over Tonbridge Angels.
Spending the first half of last season with Bradford, Samuels returned to Wolves U23s for what remained of the season, scoring four times in 13 appearances.
Samuels has made an electric start to this campaign for the club’s U23s, netting a brace during the first game of the Premier League 2 season.
It will be interesting to see how Samuels fares up in the top division of Scottish football, as he was unable to score in 12 outings in League Two last season.
However, he is still a talented option and his game is not entirely centred around scoring goals. Samuel’s power and pace make him a difficult player to mark or to stop in attacking situations, whilst he also has the ability to come short and link up the play.
Should the move go ahead, a season with Aberdeen will certainly do him good. He is at an age where he is still learning the game, and if given regular minutes, it could be a great boost for Wolves.