Wolves’ interest in McCarron is evidence of a changing transfer policy at Molineux

Per a report from The Daily Mail, Wolves are showing an interest in signing Carlisle teenager Liam McCarron.

What’s the word?

Wolves’ 2019/20 season could be a gruelling one. Faced with the prospect of a European adventure, their squad will have to be bolstered significantly if they are to cope with the demands of playing on a Thursday night and at the weekend.

Just 21 players were used by Nuno Santo in the Premier League last term but there is a sense that will have to change if they’re to do as well as they did in their first campaign back in the top flight.

Given how settled Wolves’ starting XI is, signing players simply to bolster their numbers could be the direction they take.

Carlisle’s McCarron is someone who could provide that perfectly. The Daily Mail claim that the club have watched the 18-year-old, but there is also interest from Leeds, Derby and Sheffield United.

The report suggests he’s valued at £250,000.

Change of transfer policy?

In recent years, Wolves have been favouring big signings, bringing in the likes of Adama Traore, Jonny and Rui Patricio whilst also spending £30m on Raul Jimenez.

Therefore, interest in McCarron is a sign of the new direction the Midlands club are showing ahead of their second term in England’s top division.

At 18, the addition of the Carlisle winger would be one for the future, a policy that has also been evident in two other players to have been attracting the eyes of Wolves.

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In late May, Goal linked Reading’s Danny Loader, also aged 18, with a switch to Molineux whilst 20-year-old Inter forward Andrea Pinamonti has also been the subject of a report involving Wolves.

Both attacking players, they could put the likes of Niall Ennis and Benny Ashley-Seal in danger.

However, it’s a clear indication of Wolves’ desire to plan for a healthy future, rather than spending big sums of money on players to enter the first team immediately.

Given the direction the club is heading in, it seems a cunning tactic.