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Wolves to beat Leeds and Blackburn and sign free agent

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According to a report in the Birmingham Mail, Wolverhampton Wanderers will sign free agent Tommy Rowe in the next 24 hours after fighting off competition from Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United.

It is thought that Rowe let his contract at Peterborough run down due to their tough stance on the wage they could offer him. Barry Fry, director of football at Peterborough, has been quoted as saying: “We’re sorry to be losing Tommy, but he’s made it clear to us that we could offer him £20,000 per week and he still wouldn’t sign a new deal.”

Born in Manchester and released from the Manchester United Academy for being too small, Rowe came through the youth system at Stockport County making his debut in the FA Cup in 2007. After Stockport went into administration in 2009, Rowe was sold to Peterborough for £225,000.

He is a versatile player and has the ability to play on the wing, in central midfield or at left back and this is what is thought to have attracted the interest of Wolves manager Kenny Jackett. Fry believes that Wolves is the right club for him and it enables the player to move closer to his Manchester roots.

“I’ve spoken to a lot of clubs and a helluva lot want him but, of all those interested, Wolves suits Tommy,” Fry said recently.

“It’s a magnificent club with great tradition and a great support and I’m sure everything about Wolves suits Tommy, because he has the same ambition as them in wanting to play in the Premier League.

“I think he’ll have a great opportunity to do that at Wolves, which is a Premier League club playing in the Championship.

“Knowing Steve Morgan, Jez Moxey and Kenny Jackett – who has done a wonderful job – they’re all aiming high and I think they will get there, with Tommy’s help.

“He doesn’t fit the typical reputation of a footballer – he’s a very sensible lad and Wolves will be getting an absolute diamond. He’s the sort of lad who, if your daughter took him home, you’d be happy to see her with him.

“He can play left-back, left wing-back, left midfield or central midfield and he scores a lot of goals and creates a lot of goals. He’s been a great servant to us on and off the field.”

Coincidentally, Leeds also targeted Rowe last summer but talks broke down as the Yorkshire club couldn’t afford a deal. “I’ve had Brian McDermott on the phone about Tommy and I’ve also spoken to their chairman, Ken Bates, and their chief executive, Shaun Harvey, but Leeds just don’t have enough money,” Fry said 12 months ago.

Blackburn Rovers were also thought to be one of the other clubs interested in Rowe


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