England’s under-19s are in action this summer, taking part in the European Championships in Finland. Plenty of talented youngsters from across different clubs and leagues are taking part for England – including one Wolverhampton Wanderers talent.
The player in question is 19-year-old forward, Niall Ennis.
The England youth star is from Wolverhampton and is one of the star players in the club’s development system.
Last season, he was loaned out to Shrewsbury town for first-team experience. However, he suffered a bad knee injury in September and Wolves recalled him in December – after just two appearances.
It was a massive shame for the Wolves talent. But the faith the club have in him became clear when, upon his return, he was handed a new contract.
On his return from injury, he played six games in PL2 and scored twice, helping him make the England under-19 squad.
But given the current set-up at Wolves, does Ennis have a chance of first-team football?
With the financial clout of the Fosun Group and the connections afforded by super agent Jorge Mendes the amount of top players arriving at Molineux has been incredible.
When Wolves need a new player these days, they have the means to buy them, rather than rely on their youth academy.
Ennis will likely head out on loan again next season now he is fully fit. If he wants to make it at Wolves he will need to have a special campaign wherever he ends up.
If not, Wolves will simply sign someone else when his chance to break through emerges.