Wolves manager Kenny Jackett has said that talks will begin with Crewe over the signing of striker Max Clayton, according to The Express and Star. The 19 year old, previously linked with Manchester United, is currently out of contract but Wolves would still have to pay a compensation fee to The Railwaymen as he is under 24.
The youngster, who is widely regarded as one of the hottest English prospects outside of the Premier League, has been training with Jackett’s men in a bid to win himself a contract and made a cameo appearance in Their pre season friendly against Celta Vigo in front of the Wolves faithful at Molineux on Saturday.
Clayton, who has over 30 youth caps for England, has been seen as a hot prospect for some time; with some expecting the player to follow former team mate Nick Powell to Old Trafford. However, while that move has not materialised yet it is no secret that Wolves could struggle to hold on to Clayton if he were to adapt to life in a higher division well. While Clayton has only managed 9 league goals in his career so far it is hard to imagine that he will not go on to be a consistent goal scorer in the second tier of English football if not The Premier League.
It has been reported that Crewe would be willing to welcome the youngster back should he be unable to find another club but at this moment in time it appears that another Dario Gradi youth product will move on to bigger and better things.