Man Utd 'pushing' for sudden double Wolves transfer swoop after Man City visit

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Two of Wolves’ young prospects are being targeted by Man Utd - one of whom visited Man City recently.

Manchester United hope to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Wes Okoduwa this summer, while a move could soon be in the works for fellow Old Gold academy player Alvin Ayman.

Okoduwa made headlines earlier this season as he appeared on the bench away at Newcastle United, aged just 15. He’s made the matchday squad on several occasions since, with Gary O’Neil impressed by what he’s seen so far. Ayman, on the other hand, is yet to make an official Premier League squad but travelled away to Manchester City with the senior squad.

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Our sister publication Express & Star reports the duo are being tracked by an array of ‘big six’ Premier League clubs, with United at the front of the queue. Approaches have already been made. This comes after a report from The Secret Scout, claiming Erik ten Hag’s side are ‘pushing’ to sign Okoduwa, with a swoop imminent.

The defender won't be able to sign a professional contract until he turns 17, but he will still be free to assess his options in the summer as the Red Devils keep tabs on the youngster. If a deal is agreed, the teenager would join the Man Utd Under-18s for the 2024-25 campaign.

Wesley Okoduwa was on the bench for Wolves away at Man City.Wesley Okoduwa was on the bench for Wolves away at Man City.
Wesley Okoduwa was on the bench for Wolves away at Man City. | Wolves via Getty Images

Wolves will do what they can to keep Okoduwa and Ayman but the club is aware of the lure of the Premier League’s elite six. It’s hoped the promise of regular first-team opportunities will be enough to keep the pair around for a little while longer, crucially until they can sign their first proper contracts.

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