Luke Matheson will split his time training with Wolves and Rochdale for the next few months, according to The Athletic journalist Tim Spiers.
The update comes after one Wolves fan questioned the journalist on Twitter having heard that the 17-year-old had been at their Compton training base.
Matheson has made a name for himself this season, featuring 26 times in all competitions for Rochdale and memorably scoring a goal against Manchester United in an EFL Cup tie back in September (Transfermarkt).
His performances attracted the interest of Wolves and he eventually joined the West Midlands club from the Dale in the January transfer window, with the Premier League outfit paying around £1m for his services (Express & Star). However, he was sent back to Rochdale immediately after signing, where he will remain on loan until the end of the current campaign.
However, according to Spiers, instead of just training with the League One outfit until the summer, he will actually be dividing his time between them and his parent club.
This is probably a good move by Wolves as they look to bed the highly-rated young full-back into life at Compton. By loaning him out, they are ensuring that he gets plenty of game-time between now and the end of the season which will be a great benefit to him, giving him vital experience playing first-team football.
However, having Matheson train with his future teammates at Wolves as well will also allow him to get to know people at his new club and adapt to the environment, which should mean that he is more comfortable when moving to the West Midlands full-time in the summer.
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