Head Coach Kenny Jackett today expressed the confidence that Jack Price could have a big part to play in Wolves’ future.
The 21-year-old midfielder has been in impressive form during this, his breakthrough season, and has contributed much to Wolves’ promotion push during his 18 appearances.
With a year’s option in Wolves’ favour on Price’s contract at the end of this season, there is already the potential for him to be tied to the club until the summer of 2015.
But, as with all players, Jackett has suggested that there is always the potential to earn a new deal where performances deserve it.
“Jack Price is a really good player,” says Jackett.
“I think he has a terrific future and a terrific future with Wolves.
“It’s not something we are going to overlook.
“We like Jack and we are very pleased with him and see him as a player for the future.
“Youth policy is now very expensive and not like it was when it was the cheap option and you have to make it work.
“For us to bring young players through is something we want to do and is an advantage.
“We have been very patient with Jack, who tells me he has been at the club since he was seven years old.
“We haven’t come this far for him to get to 21 and get into the first team and then not to reward him.
“He has shown a maturity beyond his years.”
Wolves’ Head of Football Development and Recruitment Kevin Thelwell has also confirmed that a close eye is being kept on the progress of a player who he saw develop during his time as the club’s Academy manager.
“Jack is an excellent young player who has taken his opportunity very well since breaking into the team this season,” said Thelwell.
“We already have an option to keep him here until the summer of 2015, but as with all players, when they are in the team and playing well we are always ready to look at their contract situation.”