Wolves have reportedly joined the hunt for talented Birmingham City youngster Jordan James.
TEAMtalk are reporting Wanderers are ready to test the Blues’ resolve with a summer swoop.
James only made his breakthrough with Birmingham earlier this season.
The 17-year-old, who is a Welsh youth international, made his senior debut back in November. He came on late in the Championship game against Bristol City. He would sign a professional deal with the club that same day.
So far, the midfielder has clocked up 18 appearances for the club, and he scored his first and only goal last month in the 2-2 draw with Stoke City.
Wolves apparently like what they see – but they are not the only club monitoring the starlet.
TEAMtalk say Crystal Palace have also taken a look at James, as well as Brighton, Everton, Southampton and West Ham United.
James appears set for a very bright future, with Birmingham boss Lee Bowyer recently singing his praises.
He said (via Birmingham World): “If he keeps doing what he’s doing and showing the hunger and the desire to improve, then his future is as bright as he wants it to be.
“He’s a tremendous asset. He’s a good player and, if he wasn’t, trust me, he wouldn’t be playing. People are going to be looking at him for sure.”
At the time of him signing his pro deal, Bowyer said James ‘ticks a lot of boxes’ and ‘has a lot of potential’ (bcfc.com).
A name to listen out for as Wolves monitor Jordan James
James seems to be a young player with a very bright future.
He is only 17, but getting regular game time in the Championship, which can be a pretty unforgiving division.
He clearly has talent, and it is little wonder quite a few top-flight clubs are watching his development closely.
A few years ago, Birmingham had Jude Bellingham on their books. He’s now one of the most talented youngsters in Europe with Borussia Dortmund.
James is definitely somebody for Wolves fans to keep an eye out for.