Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson is reportedly interested in making Wolves’ flying winger Matt Jarvis his first signing in the January transfer window. The Middlesbrough born wideman has been a shining light in Wolves season in which the team has been performing well but not getting the results they possibly deserve.
Jarvis, 24, has never been capped internationally at any level but after some eye catching displays notably against both the Manchester sides. He has had his case thrust into the limelight, his manager Mick McCarthy has long been singing his praises and claiming his player deserves a chance at international level. Now it seems the rest of the footballing world is coming to terms with the promise of the jet heeled youngster.
Hodgson is said to be a long term admirer of his talent and is preparing to table an £8 million raid for him. Wolves though would be likely to fend of such a bid for a player who in the current market they would value at between £12 – £15 million. If Hodgson is to get his man he may have to revise his strategy, with John W Henrys backing in the transfer market though this may only be a drop in the ocean in the long term scale of Liverpool’s development.
On the England side of things Fabio Capello has been sighted at a few of Wolves games possibly getting a closer look at the player. In a season when Bolton’s Kevin Davies finally got the international recognition his performances merited, could Jarvis see his market value soar with that all important England cap.
Even if Jarvis’ name is missing from England’s next squad list, if he continues in a similar vein of form it will only be a matter of time before he gets his chance to shine at Wembley.
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