Unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances mean new goalkeepers are a must at Wolves this summer.
Popular shot-stopper Carl Ikeme has been ruled out until further notice after being diagnosed with leukaemia. The long-serving fans favourite played 31 times in the Championship last season and his absence will be a major blow for new coach Nuno Espirito Santo.
Experienced former England international John Ruddy has arrived on a free transfer from Norwich City and is likely to take over between the sticks for the time being. However, with Wolves set to let Andy Lonergan go, Wolves are on the verge of landing a goalkeeper once described by his manager as the 'best in the division'.
Ruddy has one cap for England
HITC sources are telling us that Wolves have agreed a deal to sign Cambridge United goalkeeper Will Norris.
The 23-year-old has been Cambridge’s first-choice ‘keeper for 18 months and Wolves know first-hand just how talented the youngster is. Norris played at Molinuex last season in a 2-1 EFL Cup defeat, saving a penalty from James Henry.
Repelling spot-kicks has become something of a trademark for Norris. After repelling two penalties in stoppage time as Cambridge held on for a dramatic 2-1 win against Accrington Stanley in October last year, manager Shaun Derry didn’t hold back with his praise.
"I think I've got the best number one in the division, I really do, and I've said that for a while now," Derry told the BBC.
"He's a fantastic young goalkeeper who's really coachable. I think when you look at those aspects he's got a hell of a chance."
Cambridge's Will Norris
He may not be the biggest name Wolves sign this summer but Norris could prove to be an astute addition.