Premier League side Wolves have signed highly-rated central midfielder Tawanda Chirewa from Ipswich Town.
The 19-year-old joins the club’s under-21 side initially and has put pen to paper over a four-year deal with the Molineux club.
Wolves sign Tawanda Chirewa on permanent deal
The news was announced via the club’s official website which states that the Zimbabwean became the second youngest player ever to represent Ipswich Town’s first team at the age of just 16 years and 31 days.
Wolves’ Academy manager for football, Jon Hunter-Barrett, confirmed Chirewa was somebody the club had on the radar for a while, saying: “It’s one that we’re delighted to get over the line. We’ve been watching Tawanda for a while now, since the age of 16, and monitoring his progress before picking the right opportunity to approach and get him across for his services.
“His key qualities are his handling of the ball in tight areas and an ability to get the team up the pitch to create and score from deep areas.”