Newly-promoted Championship outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers are eyeing a move for Sheffield United centre half Harry Maguire, according to the Express and Star.
The 21 year old has made over 100 appearances for Sheffield United after being promoted from the junior ranks in 2011. With an England Under 21 cap under his belt, Maguire surely fits the bill for Kenny Jackett’s Wolves side, who recently announced that they remain fully behind their youth policy.
“To continue with the size and structure of the youth policy when we’d just gone down to the third tier was both expensive and took guts”- Wolves Head Coach Kenny Jackett said.
It is believed that Wolves are set to offer United £1 million in order to complete the signing of the six foot four’ defender, a sum which could entice the Blades to let go of one of their key men.
As well as potentially signing Maguire, Wanderers also look likely to offer new contracts to senior players Richard Stearman and David Edwards, who have both played large parts in the Molineux sides promotion from League One this season.
Stearman and Edwards are the only two senior players at Wolves who are out of contract this summer, and with the notable exit of fan favourite George Elokobi, Jackett could look to offer new deals to the two in an attempt to keep characters in the dressing room, and provide an example for those youth players emerging into the first team at Wolves.
Richard Stearman is only 26 and despite not being a veteran as such, he does have vast experience in both a promotion winning dressing room and a double relegation dressing room, which sure makes him a key man at Molineux as Wolves prepare for their first season back in the second tier of English football.
Similarly, Edwards has been involved in both promotion winning and relegation doomed dressing rooms since his arrival from Shrewsbury Town, and Jackett recently described him as being “a very good professional and [he] is very good around the place”. This surely indicates that LMA Joint Manager of the Season for League One, Kenny Jackett, may look to extend the Welsh midfielders stay in Wolverhampton.