Barnett pens Wolves extension

Ty Barnett has penned a new contract with Wolves to secure his future at the club until at least the summer of 2026.

The attacking midfielder, who has risen through the academy ranks after joining at the age of 13, became a regular feature for James Collins’ under-21s in the second half of last season.

Barnett signed his first professional contract with the club in August 2022 and, in 2022/23, netted three times in Old Gold, before adding two more to his tally as an under-19 group lifted the Premier League’s Next Generation Cup in a post-season tournament in Mumbai.

The 18-year-old has continued his development throughout the summer, spending his pre-season on both Portugal training camps with the first-team in a valuable learning experience.

Academy manager for football, Jon Hunter-Barrett, said: “We’re all delighted to agree on new terms for Ty. He has the ability to create and score and is very good in one v one situations.

“He’s featured quite a lot for James Collins’ side this year and will continue to do so, alongside making sure we consider the next phase of his development and give him the exposure he deserves to have.”

Hunter-Barrett feels the time Barnett has spent training with the first-team will provide him with a number of benefits as he continues his development with the under-21s.

“He got that experience of playing with men and understanding how to be more durable in the game while, at the same time, doing the things he enjoys doing on the ball. He’s beginning to understand the other side of the game which will definitely help him in his career.

“Ty’s versatile and can play either in higher areas or in deeper areas if required. He’s an integral part of the team in helping us progress and get the ball forward to create and score.”