Wolves have a 16-year-old striker in Leon Chiwome who has been tipped for a promising future.
This has been suggested by journalist Ben Fisher, who has been profiling the Wolves gem in The Guardian’s latest ‘Next Generation’ list, which has identified the best talent among the Premier League sides.
Having only joined Wolves over the summer, the 16-year-old has already made a bright start to the new campaign in the U18 Premier League with two goals from his opening three appearances (via Transfermarkt).
And Fisher picked up on the interest which surrounded the Englishman over the summer, with Wolves winning the race to land his signature.
He wrote: “A talented striker who hails from Brighton, Chiwome arrived from AFC Wimbledon in the summer. Chiwome, who was born to a Zimbabwean father and a British mother, spent a year at the London club before his performances attracted interest from higher up the pyramid. Struck for Wolves’ Under-18s on the opening day of the season.”
TIF Thoughts on Fisher’s comments…
It will be especially pleasing for Wolves fans to hear they were able to beat a number of clubs to the services of Chiwome, having made such a promising start to life for the Molineux club.
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However, with the current issues Bruno Lage is having up top through injuries, it will be interesting to see if Chiwome is able to make a move up the ranks in the near future.
At the age of just 16, he is highly unlikely to suddenly start playing Premier League games, but with the struggle for goals and fit strikers at Molineux, it will be intriguing to see if he is swiftly promoted to showcase his talent.