Wolves have signed teenage prodigy Bradley Reid from Wrexham for an undisclosed fee thought to be around £200,000.
The 17-year-old is not 18 until next month and has re-joined the Welsh side on a month’s loan to complete his studies and further his development. Once the striker becomes 18, he will link up with his new club Wolves and join the U21’s who currently play in the top division at this level.
Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell is confident that Reid has a bright future in the football league and is delighted to have the forward back for a month as it gives him time to find a suitable replacement. He told WWFC.co.uk: “It’s a good deal for us and we decided the terms are acceptable so Bradley moves onwards and upwards. I’m happy for him and I’m sure he will be a huge success.”
Kevin Thelwell who is currently head of development and recruitment at Wolves stated that they have been admirers of Reid for a while now and tried to sign the teenager at under-16 level. Unfortunately the Welshman suffered an injury but has now completed his move to the Wanderers.
The forward has already represented his country at under-19 level and is a graduate of Wrexham’s centre of excellence. Reid has only played 465 minutes of football in the Conference since breaking through last season but has caught the eye of many in his short career. He has assisted twice in five games this season and scored his first league goal against Tamworth back in August.
It may be a while until Bradley Reid makes his full debut for Wolves but under Jackett and his persistence with developing the youth expect Reid to mature into a fine young striker at Wolverhampton Wanderers.