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Leon makes move to Premier League club

Young forward signs for Wolves after a year with our academy

2 July 2022

Sixteen-year-old forward Leon Chiwome has joined Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee.

Leon (pictured centre above) has made significant progress since joining our academy just over a year ago and his move comes just a day after we announced that his former team-mate Archie Stevens had signed for Rangers.

Academy Manager Michael Hamilton said: "For Leon to join a Premier League club, following the departures of other players and staff to higher levels, is a measure of the quality and potential we’ve developed here.

“Leon has applied himself correctly since day one, and he has huge potential. If he continues to apply himself, there’s every chance of him fulfilling his ambitions in the future.

“We wish Leon every success and we will be monitoring his progress closely. Though he wasn’t here long, his potential was obvious from the outset, but he made clear development thanks to the work of Jack Matthews, James Oliver-Pearce, Hasib Saeed and Ben Fosuhene (Academy Head of Talent ID).”

All at our Academy and the Club wish Leon every success in the future.

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