Steven Fletcher looks to call an end to his time at Wolves, with the Molineux side set for certain relegation.
The ex Burnley striker has been Wolves’ best player this campaign, but the forward – who was signed by McCarthy from relegated Burnley in June 2010 – looks set to leave the club following a doomed league campaign for Wolves.
Despite going through a poor run of late which has seen him go eight games without a goal, it’s unlikely to stop a scramble over his signature in the summer, with the striker scoring an impressive ten goals in 25 league appearances this season.
“Sadly, it looks like Wolves are going down and Steven Fletcher will be courted by teams in the top half of the table because he’s a top player,” said ex boss Mick McCarthy in a recent interview.
It is unknown which clubs are interested in the striker, although it is likely that a club like newly promoted Reading or Premier League strugglers Aston Villa would relish his services next term.
Another Wolves player who was tipped for a move away should Wolves get relegated is ‘keeper Wayne Hennessey, who is currently in recovery after being ruled out for around six months with a ruptured cruciate ligament.
Wales boss Chris Coleman believes the 25-year-old could return for the start of the World Cup qualifiers. Wales host Belgium on September 7.
“I wouldn’t rule him out,” said Coleman. “Speaking with the medical people, we’re pretty hopeful we’ll have him back for the start of the qualifiers.
“But he’s got to make sure he’s 100 per cent.”
Coleman has been highly impressed by Hennessey and tipped him for Wolves’ Player of the Year vote. “He’s done as much at Wolves as any player to try to keep them up,” he said.
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