It’s hardly surprising that Wolverhampton Wanderers, who are currently top of the Championship under former Sunderland manager Mick McCarthy, do not want to sell their highly rated Michael Kightly.
Michael Kightly – Wolves don’t want to sell – surprise, surprise
A source at the Wolverhampton club said today:
“Michael’s a tremendous prospect and playing regularly, so why sell him?”
“The club is ambitious and wants to get back into the Premier League, so selling our best players isn’t on the agenda.”
“Mick doesn’t need to sell Michael, and he doesn’t intend to.”
Kightly started his career at Spurs in 2000 but was then at various clubs including Basildon United, Southend United and Farnborough on loan, until he made his name at Grays Athletic, and was signed by Wolves in 2006 after a short loan deal.
Obviously a terrific acquisition by the Midlands club, because he’s now played over 60 games for Wolves with 17 goals, and has 6 England Under-21 caps. He turns 23 years old next month.
Wolves paid just over £20K for his services from Grays Athletic and since then he’s played extremely well for the Molineux club.
This news will hardly put Newcastle United off the trail of the youngster, but our best chance could well be to sign the player in the summer, because why on earth would Mick McCarthy want to lose him now, right in the middle of Wolves’ push for the Premiership?
Even in the summer Mick will hardly want to lose the player, but a good fee could also allow the Wolves manager to bring in some experience for their attempt to solidify their Premier League status, should they get promoted.