Wolves have completed a deal to sign Coventry City’s Ben Stevenson for an undisclosed fee as confirmed by the club website.
While Wolves have become known over the last year for making eye-catching signings that wouldn’t look out of place for a side trying to get into the European competitions, they are still doing deals that will benefit them over the next few years rather than the here and now. And that is exactly what they have done now as we close in on the final moments of the January transfer window.
They have signed Stevenson from Coventry with the 20-year-old midfielder penning a two-and-a-half year contract with the club. Instead of going into the first team, he will instead be playing in the U23s though he might get a chance with the senior players should he impress the coaching staff with his performances over the next few weeks. But for Wolves, they will be very happy with Stevenson developing in the youth system for a few years before breaking out into the first team.
After the signing was completed, Wolves sporting director Kevin Thelwell said: “Ben is a player we’ve watched and liked for a long time, and someone we feel has outstanding technical qualities.”
“On that basis, we feel that he has the ability to ultimately play for our first team in the future and we would like to support his development going forwards.”
Stevenson might get his first chance in a Wolves shirt in the U23s match against Newcastle United on the 5th February.