Wolves have been mentioned as one of several teams to have been watching Newcastle United youngster Joe White.
According to the Daily Mail, Wanderers had taken a look at the 19-year-old midfielder.
White has been with Newcastle since 2016, and has made the Magpies’ first-team squad on several occasions this season.
He is yet to make his first-team debut for the Magpies.
The Daily Mail have reported that Newcastle had run the risk of losing White for nothing this summer.
But apparently he is now set to agree fresh terms and extend his stay at the club.
It is stated that the Carlisle-born playmaker was being tracked by several clubs. Those included Rangers, Celtic, Leeds United, Chelsea and Wolves.
It is thought official confirmation of White’s extension could arrive very soon.
The report says that White could potentially head out on loan somewhere before Monday night’s transfer deadline.
Howe has previously branded White ‘a talented player’.
Joe White a name to remember
So it seems Newcastle will be hanging onto White, which is good news for them.
While the Magpies obviously now have huge financial might, they are determined to improve their youth academy and see young talents eventually able to make an impact in their first-team. A bit like how it is with Manchester City now.
They have high hopes for White, who is clearly rated to have made the first-team bench on several occasions this season.
A feature on him from the Chronicle a few years ago included comments from his previous coaches. David Ballantyne – a former coach under Sir Bobby Robson – felt he was a bit like Mesut Ozil, possessing good passing ability and vision.
Perhaps he is someone for Wolves to keep an eye out for in future windows.
There is a potential that youngsters at Newcastle may not see a route into the first-team in the early years of the takeover.
Surely the emphasis will be on bringing in top quality players to begin with.