In the Pipeline: Wolves defender Cameron John

Wolves have done some fabulous recruitment in the last two years but they should now be at the point where they consider some of the younger players currently residing at the club.

This week, Birmingham Live claimed that Nuno Santo wanted to keep his squad size small again next season. However, they also claimed Wolves would be in the market for a centre half and a midfielder to bolster their ranks.

But what if they had players capable of saving the club millions this summer? Nuno has kept a settled squad throughout much of Wolves’ first season back in the top-flight and as such, any manoeuvrability in the transfer market is likely to upset that.

So with that in mind, the Portuguese manager needs to bring through one talent in particular; Cameron John.

The young centre-half has had an exceptional season for the U23 side as they went onto win Premier League 2 Division 2 under the guidance of Rob Edwards.

That side were extremely impressive and at the heart of the defence was John who made 20 appearances among a back three.

At 19 years of age, the defender is still incredibly raw but is certainly someone the club need to monitor closely over pre-season.

Last year the youngster was one of just six U23 players who travelled with the first team squad on their tour to Switzerland.

That’s a clear indication of just how highly they rate him. A further symbol of that is the fact they rejected a bid of £500,000 from a Championship club for his services this season.

As a result, the club must surely be thinking about giving him some first team minutes.

Earlier in the campaign, John was called into the squad to face Everton in February but didn’t actually get to feature. Despite not playing, it should still serve as good motivation.

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His most impressive attribute is his athleticism, something that’s got him out of trouble on numerous occasions and could prove extremely valuable in a division like the Premier League.

For a defender, he’s blessed with tremendous pace and that’s something to certainly look out for should he make the grade at Wolves.

As the club aim to add depth in the coming months, they can look towards John to provide them with another body in defence. It might also save them some funds too.