England Under-21 star Dominic Iorfa's father claims recent West Ham speculation is a lie

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Dominic Iorfa and Nottingham Forest's Daniel Pinillos in action

Dominic Iorfa's father has suggested that the Wolves defender hasn't set his heart on a move to West Ham.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Dominic Iorfa and Nottingham Forest's Daniel Pinillos in actionWolverhampton Wanderers' Dominic Iorfa and Nottingham Forest's Daniel Pinillos in action

The father of Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Dominic Iorfa has denied that a decision has been made to join West Ham United this summer, as quoted by Yahoo! Sport.

Iorfa, 20, was on the books with hometown club Southend United before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers at the age of just 15.

The giant 6ft 4in right back, who could also play in the heart of defence, has become a key player for Wolves since a loan move to Shrewsbury Town during the 2013-14 season.

Now and England Under-21 international, Iorfa is one of the most highly-rated young players in the Football League, and looks destined to play in the top flight thanks to his size, superb athleticism and ability on the ball.

England U21's Dominic Iorfa and switzerland u21's Levent Gulen in actionEngland U21's Dominic Iorfa in action

In fact, the Express and Star reported last weekend that Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Southampton and West Ham are all keen to sign Iorfa, with a report from Own Goal Nigeria claiming that a family source had confirmed the player wanted a move to West Ham.

That would be a great signing for West Ham, but the claims have been quickly shot down by the player's father, also named Dominic Iorfa - a former Nigerian international who played for QPR.

Iorfa Snr has been quoted by Yahoo! Sport as saying that the claims about preferring a move to West Ham are a lie, and the player would never be so selective, before claiming that the defender is happy at Molineux right now.

"It’s a lie and I wonder where that came from," said Iorfa.  "Although he is wanted by several Premier League clubs, the final decision is a subject for his representatives and the club."

"As a professional footballer, he cannot be selective. Moreover, he is happy at Wolves and has an excellent working relationship with the club," he added.

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