Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have expressed their delight after highly rated youngster Owen Otasowie signed a new contract with the club.
The 18-year-old has been the subject of transfer interest from several clubs in recent weeks such as Arsenal, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain and Schalke (The Sun).
The defender made his first-team debut against Besiktas in the Europa League, but is yet to appear in the Premier League – although he has made the bench for each of the last three games.
Speaking about Otasowie’s new contract, sporting director Kevin Thelwell said (official website): “Over the past months, I think it is clear to see that Owen has the potential to be a very good player and we have been pleased with his recent attitude and application.”
The New York-born centre-back will be hoping to soon make his mark for Wolves, although Nuno Espirito Santo has shown he isn’t afraid to shoehorn players into his defence.
Otasowie may have to be patient for his chance, with Leander Dendoncker and Romain Saiss both having been trusted to fill in at the back if needs be.
Wolves fans react
Several Wolves fans were delighted to learn of Otasowie’s new contract, especially given the recent supposed interest in him from other big clubs:
Big unit aswell hit bar when he came on against besiktas looked good glad hes staying
— matthew bolas (@Bolas83) 1 January 2020
Good news…. Hot prospect tied down…
— NAG (@Kingwolf84) 1 January 2020
Oh hahah yes lads
— Conall (@conallwwfc) 1 January 2020
— Alex (@Alex_Johnson88) 1 January 2020
Brill. He looks awesome. No need to sign any players this window
— LFTV (@TheBirmingham6) 1 January 2020
Big one this guy will be class in a few yrs
— glyntracey (@glyntracey1) 1 January 2020
Could go to the very top. Man mountain
— Vaughany (@Vaughany1973) 1 January 2020
Great news, he’s a real prospect
— jon dent (@jon306) 1 January 2020
Good news that. There were some very big clubs interested. Looks a talent
— Scotchtape (@ScottHaines19) 1 January 2020
— dean (@dean45600673) 1 January 2020