Sellars comments on Wolves signing young midfielder Griffiths
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Sellars comments on Wolves signing young midfielder Griffiths

Wolves have confirmed the signing of teenage midfielder Harvey Griffiths from Manchester City.

The 17-year-old will join up with the Under 23 side for the season ahead, working under James Collins.

He could make his debut tonight (Tuesday) after his deadline day arrival from the Etihad Stadium.

Technical director Scott Sellars spoke to the club website about the new recruit, and was full of praise.

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“Harvey’s a player our scouts have been monitoring and when it became apparent he could leave, we were quite surprised, but we’re always trying to add quality to the club and this was a good opportunity,” he said.

“He’s a type of player we felt we didn’t have, he’s a great footballer, who also has a physical presence, so we’re delighted he’s agreed to join us.

“He’s had a very good football education and played with some great young players, and now he wants to see if he can get an opportunity to really break through. We’ve got an excellent young talent.

“We’re always looking at what we’ve got and what we need coming through. The under-23s group is quite small and young at the moment, and we felt we needed to strengthen the midfield, so he’s going to add quality.”

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Sellars has worked at City in the past and Wolves have already signed two of their prospects this summer.

Griffiths joins Louie Moulden and Joe Hodge in making the move down from the Etihad Stadium this summer.