After seemingly being linked with a move to Sunderland, out of contract striker Max Clayton is to be handed a trial at Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Express and Star reports.

19 year old Clayton had been with Sunderland throughout their pre-season and boss Gus Poyet seemed hopeful that a deal could be achieved, with Clayton’s ex-club Crewe Alexandra having to be paid around £1 million in compensation. However, this has now collapsed and Poyet will be forced to look elsewhere to bolster his attack.

Clayton, made 92 appearances for Crewe scoring 16 times but 42 of those came as substitute appearances. However, as he is still only 19, Clayton still has a lot of potential, as shown by the fact that he has been capped at under 16, 17, 18 and 19 level by England.

If Wolves were to gain his signature, he will join a list of strikers at the club that include Leon Clarke, Kevin Doyle, and the impressive Nouha Dicko.

At times, Clayton has been compared to Michael Owen, but he has a long way to go if he wants to be seen as an Owen esque type of player. A move to Wolves would not do him any harm at all though, as playing at a higher level will certainly see him develop as a player.


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