Wolves and Wigan Athletic are set to swoop for Hartlepool United’s Brad Walker according to a report from the Hartlepool Mail.
The 21-year-old was initially a midfielder but he was soon put into defence, something that actually turned out to be a better spot for him. He ended up being a star player in that position but unfortunately for the club that was not enough as Hartlepool would eventually be relegated from Sky Bet League Two, knocking them completely out of the EFL.
And following that relegation, Walker has reportedly turned a new contract offer from Hartlepool, allowing him the chance to leave. And while any team wanting to sign Walker would have to pay some compensation fee to the North East based club, there is some interest in signing the talented youngster. Both Wolves and Wigan Athletic are monitoring the situation closely and they could make offers to sign Walker in the next few days.
For Wolves, it would be their second chance at signing Walker and one they will not want to miss out yet again. He actually went on trial with the club two years ago and played in an U21 fixture against Aston Villa, with some thinking that the Black County club were going to try and sign him after he put in a very impressive performance even when he was put up against Jack Grealish. But they didn’t go in for him this time, they are set to make a move for him this time around alongside Wigan.