Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers have submitted a transfer offer for Fleetwood Town striker Reiss Bowen, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke from Football Insider.
The 15-year-old is one of the clubs brightest prospects, but could be in-line to make a switch to the Premier League side, following in the footsteps of several top players (more on that shortly).
Who is Reiss Bowen?
The forward has burst onto the scene with the League One side, progressing through the clubs academy. Bowen was also close to knocking on the first-team door for Scott Brown’s side last season.
Also, Bowen was one of the first youth players to have been offered a scholarship, when the club achieved their fresh academy category status and is definitely one for the future.
A long-list of academy success stories…
Wolves have a category one status at academy level, playing in the Premier League at youth level, making them have one of the biggest and most successful academies in the country. They have a long-list of success stories at the club, both in the team and out at other clubs.
Top of that list is midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White, who was a bright star in the clubs side, before being sold to Nottingham Forest for £42.5million last summer. Similarly, Max Kilman has broke onto the scene, becoming a first-team star. This is followed by several bright, young players such as Chem Campbell, Luke Cundle and Dexter Lembikisa.
What was said?
According to Pete O’Rourke, Wolves have ‘submitted a bid’ for the talented forward, but they aren’t alone. In fact, a number of sides across the top tier have expressed an interest in the players services this summer as the race heats up.
It’s a tough situation for Fleetwood Town this summer, considering Bowen is a very bright star but the money and potential sell-on fee/percentage is also likely to be an attractive prospect for the football club.
The current offer is undisclosed and isn’t likely to be made public, but if the deal is persuasive enough, the decision to sell the forward may not be such a bad call by the club.