Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed the capture of promising midfielder Dongda He from Notts County.
The newly promoted second tier champions revealed that the 17-year-old had agreed terms on a scholarship contract to join the club’s academy on their official website, having moved through the ranks at the League Two outfit.
It is said that the Chinese starlet had broken into the County first team under manager Kevin Nolan, featuring in the club’s pre-season preparations, which resulted in Wolves making a move and snapping him up on a youth contract.
Will the transfer business at Wolves ever stop? This is a day after the transfer deadline window slammed shut but they are still bringing in new faces, this time to help bolster their youth system. Dongda He must have been doing something right at Notts County for Wolves to take notice, and there could well be a connection between the fact the midfielder is Chinese, with the owners at Molineux, Fosun International, also from China. Still, at 17 he has plenty to do before he can even start thinking about first team action at Molineux and has to put in the hard work and effort to earn his place among the senior squad. If he does, Fosun will be delighted that the club are developing Asian talent, for it is a lucrative market that they will no doubt want to break into, and having one of the stars of the future at their club will do great things in terms of marketing potential.