Fulham have now announced a ‘surprise’ new contract for recent Wolverhampton Wanderers target Harrison Reed.

Wolves were chasing midfield additions before the transfer deadline having seen Ruben Neves, Matheus Nunes and Joao Moutinho move on.

Tommy Doyle and Jean-Ricner Bellegarde ended up arriving at Molineux, giving Gary O’Neil some options in the middle of the park.

Wolves did also fancy signing Fulham midfielder Harrison Reed with O’Neil seemingly a fan of the former Southampton man.

Wolves offer for Harrison Reed was rejected

Wolves were hoping to land Reed in a cut-price deal given that he was into the final year of his Fulham contract.

The London Evening Standard reported that Wolves offered £3million for Reed but Fulham rejected the offer.

£3million was thought to be absolutely nowhere near what Fulham wanted and the deal went no further.

That was a pretty cheeky offer given that Fulham paid £8million to sign Reed just three years ago.

Wolves seemingly believed that Fulham would sell on the cheap due to his contract situation, but that simply wasn’t the case.

Reed was open to making the move to Molineux but stayed put in the end, with Wolves prioritising Bellegarde from then on.

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Reed signs new Fulham deal

There has now been a real twist with Fulham announcing this evening that Reed has signed a new contract after all.

Fulham confirmed ‘surprise’ news with both Reed and fellow midfielder Joao Palhinha signing new deals at Craven Cottage.

Reed will now be staying at Fulham until 2027, with the London club having the option to extend that deal by another year.

Fulham’s Tony Khan has taken to Twitter to call Reed ‘instrumental’, even branding him the ‘ginger Iniesta’.

We have to imagine that Wolves’ interest in the 28-year-old is pretty much over now thanks to a combination of signing Bellegarde and this new Fulham contract.