Midfield prospect Jordan Graham explains why he left Aston Villa for Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Jordan Graham left Aston Villa to sign for Wolves in January.

The young midfielder was part of Villa’s NextGen winning side in 2013, but he has told the Birmingham Mail why he wanted to leave to sign for Wolves in January.

The 20-year-old said: “The last couple of months at Villa weren’t great for me personally, I didn’t really enjoy it. I think the main thing now is that I’m enjoying playing again and I’m happy. I’m enjoying every day training and playing; it’s good to be here.”

Graham originally moved to Molineux in November 2014, signing on a short-term loan deal, before agreeing a permanent transfer in January 2015.

He has yet to appear for Kenny Jackett’s Championship overachievers, although the youngster has been a frequent fixture in their Under-21 side since his move, scoring three goals and registering two assists in nine games.

He is regarded as a bright prospect in English football, and has been capped 16 times at youth level for the Three Lions, and a move to the second tier could work wonders for him.

If he was no longer enjoying his football at Villa Park, his development would likely have stalled, and first-team chances would be harder to come by than usual.

Admittedly, with Tim Sherwood now in charge at the club, he may have been given a chance to impress, but at Wolves he is almost guaranteed to start featuring in the first-team set-up next term.

Jackett has shown a willingness to use youth players when they have impressed in training, and with a full pre-season behind him this summer, the talented midfield prospect can start to truly break into the professional footballing world next season - as Wolves look for a return to the Premier League.

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