Bradford City are edging closer to a deal for Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Elliot Watt with the Telegraph and Argus reporting that there is plenty of lower league interest in the Scotland U21 international.
The Preston-born 20-year-old might have plenty of admirers at Molineux but, despite captaining the club at U23 level on plenty of occasions, making the step up to Nuno Espirito Santo’s firsts-team plans has been easier said than done.
After all, Wolves have one of the most impressive array of midfield options in the entirety of English football.
Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho are Portugal internationals for a reason while Leander Dendoncker has gone from strength to strength in his second Premier League season.
That is without mentioning the versatile Romain Saiss and the sparkling Morgan Gibbs-White.
So the harsh reality is that Watt may be forced to look elsewhere if he is to secure much-needed exposure to senior football.
And reports from Yorkshire suggest that after an impressive loan spell at Carlisle United, he is on his way to League Two rivals Bradford.
The Bantams finished a disappointing ninth place in the fourth tier in 2019/20, missing out on the play-offs as a result. But Watt should give Stuart McCall’s side some extra guile and class at the heart of midfield.
The one-time Liverpool and Blackburn youngster contributed four goals and assists in 12 matches in Carlisle colours, proving beyond any doubt that he has outgrown the eerie, rather sterile environment of U23 football.