Wolves beat Leeds and Blackburn to signing of exciting free-agent - report

Molineux - Wolves - Billy Wright Stand

Wolverhampton Wanderers are expected to sign Tommy Rowe in the next 24 hours, if reports are to be believed

Wolverhampton Wanderers have beaten Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers to the signing of Tommy Rowe, according to a report in the Birmingham Mail.

Rowe had been a free-agent after his contract had expired at Peterborough United and the newly promoted Championship club have come out on top in the hunt for his signature.

He is now expected to complete a move to Molineux in the next 24 hours, as Kenny Jackett looks to equip his squad ready for the demands of the England’s second tier.

Rowe will be a good addition to his team, too. The versatile player enjoyed a productive five years at Posh and has earned support as one of Darren Ferguson’s best ever signings during his time at London Road.

Rowe made a fairly quiet start to life at Posh, finding his pathway to the first-team blocked in his favoured left-wing position by the excellent George Boyd.

But he became a key player for Posh after showing his adeptness at playing in other positions and eventually he became club captain after a number of committed displays.

Rowe has been utilised for Posh at central midfield and left-midfield, but it is a left-back that he enjoyed his greatest success.

In the club’s ultimately disappointing 2012/13 Championship campaign – where Posh were relegated on the final day of the season on a record points total for any team to go down on of 54 – Rowe was a protagonist in the club’s revival.

Ferguson’s side were cut adrift after a poor start, but their form for the second-half of the season was that of a team chasing promotion and that owed much to Rowe’s excellence.

A superb dribbler, he is deceptively strong for his stature and he also possesses a great understanding of the game.

Much of his work goes unnoticed, with timely interceptions and sensible passes all regular features of his game, but he has the potential to be a match-winner.

He is likely to go straight into Wolves’ first-team next season and be a star, whilst Leeds and Blackburn will be disappointed to have missed out on Rowe – who was one of the most exciting free-agents on the market.

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