Wolverhampton Wanderers are being linked with Coventry City midfielder Ben Stevenson. According to recent reports in the English media, the 20-year-old youngster has alerted the Molineux-based outfit with the West Midlands club wanting to recruit him for their Under-23 development squad ahead of life in the Premier League next season. It is being reported that the Wanderers are interested in securing his services and are in talks with Coventry City over a possible deal in the near future.
Stevenson has found game time limited at the Ricoh Arena after being plagued with injuries this season. He has just featured in 11 matches for the Sky Blues this term after falling down the pecking order under Mark Robins. The young midfielder has already been touted to make a move to League One high flyers Wigan Athletic in recent weeks. With each passing day, it is looking increasingly likely that Coventry will cash in on their prized asset before the transfer window comes to a close at the end of this month.
Stevenson also attracted the interest of Championship side Brentford in the last January window, with the Bees reportedly making two offers of £500,000 and £750,000 for his services. However, their efforts were in vain and the deal fell through.
Wolves are currently leading the Championship by 12 points, having played a game more than second-placed Derby County with a tally of 65 points in 29 matches. Nuno Espírito Santo’s side are cruising in the second tier of English football and are set to earn promotion back to the Premier League at the end of the current campaign. They are slowly but surely building for the future and adopting a plan for the long run at the Molineux Stadium with the potential addition of Stevenson this month being a clear indication of the club’s long-term approach.
The 20-year-old Coventry midfielder is still a raw talent who is in need to be nurtured and developed in the coming years. He has made 11 appearances for the West Midlands club this term, scoring a goal and providing an assist so far in all competitions. Nuno Espirito Santo could turn out to be the ideal man to get the best out of the player in the coming years if the Wolves are successful in recruiting him in the near future.
It remains to be seen what lies ahead in the future of Stevenson and whether the Molineux-based outfit can get him on board going into the second half of their campaign.