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Nathan Fraser signs first professional deal with Wolves

Wolves youngster Nathan Fraser has officially signed his first professional deal with the club.

The 17-year-old has been enjoying some good development since signing as a scholar last July.

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In recent weeks, the talented striker has been making an impression with the U23s having been with the U18s.

Now, he’s been rewarded with his first pro deal at the club. And head of coaching/football operations Jonathan Hunter-Barrett said: “It’s terrific news.

“It hasn’t always been straightforward for him at Wolves. He’s had a steady progression with ups and downs, but what’s impressed me the most is his perseverance and character, which has earned him his contract early.

“Nathan scores goals, it’s as simple as that. Any setbacks he’s had have been down to injuries or growth. He’s aggressive and strong, and is a good target up the pitch.”

As part of his previous scholarship, Fraser had been training full-time at Compton Park in the 2021/22 season.

The Wolverhampton-born starlet – who has been with the club since the age of seven – has scored four times in the U18 Premier League this term, and has also netted three goals in the FA Youth Cup.

Great news for Nathan Fraser as Hunter-Barrett lays down the gauntlet

This is exciting news for young Fraser, and a clear sign Wolves rate the youngster highly.

He has started to make his mark with the U23s having already made a good impression with the U18s.

Hunter-Barrett added that he now wants the ‘powerful and direct’ Fraser to try and ‘secure his position’ in Collins’ team.

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The club will then decided what the next best step is for him.

One gets the feeling that him impressing for the rest of the season could result in a loan move next season. That would potentially be great in terms of furthering his development.