Aston Villa have completed the sale of 19-year-old winger Jordan Graham to Wolverhampton Wanderers. The move makes permanent a loan that began earlier in the season, and Graham will have 18 months left on his contract with Wolves. Interestingly, he hasn't made any appearances since joining thanks to an injury he picked up, but Kenny Jackett must have been impressed with his training.
In August of 2013 I wrote the last substantial things about Graham that I've done just before that season's NextGen Series kicked off: "Despite his role as a midfielder, he was one of the more prolific scorers on Aston Villa's academy team last year, scoring seven times in the Barclay's Premier Academy League. What made the number more impressive was a string of five successive matches in which he scored six of those goals."
That article was a look at three players to watch in the series, and probably contains the reason why Graham was deemed surplus to requirements: Jack Grealish. Thanks to Grealish coming up and playing quite well, the loss of Graham isn't a huge one. Nevertheless, it's still sad to see another part of the young squad that won the NextGen Series in 2012-13 sold off. So much promise and it's come to so little for the club. With that said, we wish the best of luck to Jordan as he tries to get his career launched at Wolves!