Wolves are in talks to sign Coventry City’s Ben Stevenson according to a report from journalist Pete O’Rourke.
Since getting taken over by Fosun International, Wolves are getting well-known for making audacious transfers of talent that had previously been linked with top teams in Europe. Most notably this happened when they were able to pull off the signing of Ruben Neves. This time though they are linked with a move for a player who is a much more standard target.
The player they are looking to sign before the end of the transfer window tonight is Stevenson, a 20-year-old midfielder currently contracted to Coventry. He came through the Sky Blues academy, an institution still well-known for producing top quality players despite the club’s downturn in form over the last few years. While he has been in and out of the first team this season, making 12 appearances and scoring one goal, he has been impressive when in the pitch and has shown himself to be a top prospect.
And that is why Wolves are looking to sign him but they see him as a prospect for the future rather than one that can improve their first team now. Should this deal be completed, Stevenson will begin his life with Wolves in their U23 squad rather than helping the first team in their bid to get promoted to the Premier League. This might cause him to stay with Coventry but the lure of playing with a team that could soon be in the top tier may be too tempting.