Wolverhampton Wanderers are eyeing a loan move for Manchester United striker James Wilson, reports the Wolves Express and Star.
It was reported earlier today that Wolves manager Kenny Jackett was prepared to look into the loan market for a striker, as he has only Adam Le Fondre and Benik Afobe available for selection.
After losing Nouha Dicko to a season-long knee injury, the West Midlands side are joining the race to sign the highly-rated Wilson, in an attempt to bolster their attacking numbers.
Wolves will face stiff competition for the youngster’s services though, with Premier League outfits Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion, as well as Championship rivals Derby County, all interested in the England Under-21 international, which makes it very hard to predict who will win the race for his signature.
Whether Wilson will prioritise the heights of the Premier League or more consistent Championship football is unclear. But to maximise his potential, Jackett will surely argue that Championship football on a weekly basis is more important.
The loan window, which re-opens on Wednesday, is a chance for the Championship side to cover for their attacking losses through a short-term deal for the young Manchester United striker.
Although Dicko is a huge loss for Wolves, there’s little doubt that Wilson has the potential to thrive in the Sky Bet Championship.
Wilson has seemingly been assured that he is very much in Manchester United’s long-term first-team plans, and the Red Devils may not actually be keen on letting him move away to another club, as they too only have two available strikers excluding Wilson, in Wayne Rooney and new signing Anthony Martial.
He has been impressing on the international scene as well recently, scoring the winner in the Three Lions’ 1-0 win over the United States last week.
What is clear is that there is significant competition for the services of Wilson as he looks to develop his footballing career.
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