‘In a year or two he’ll be worth a lot more,’ boss speaks after signing George Saville

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Wolverhampton Wanderers boss talks up new signing from Chelsea.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett has been speaking about the acquisition of former Chelsea midfielder George Saville.

The 21-year-old moved to Molineux on a three-year deal for a reported fee of around £1million, and Jackett believes he has got an excellent player at a bargain price.

“I think Saville can do a bit of everything,” the manager told Express and Star.

“He’s a very good all-round midfielder that we’ve done well to get.

“He’s one of those players we could have waited a year or two and he’ll be worth a lot more and some of those players become very difficult to buy.”

Saville is predominantly a defensive midfielder, although he can also operate in more of a central role and as a defender when required.

He signed for Chelsea as an 11-year-old and went on to agree professional terms in 2010. But after loan spells at Millwall and Brentford the player who has featured 47 times for Chelsea’s under-21s has now made the permanent switch away from Stamford Bridge.

And if Jackett is right about his development, the Blues could ultimately regret selling him for so little.

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