Wolves poised to sign Griffiths
McCarthy to bag Dundee's promising striker
Last Updated: January 26, 2011 2:49pm
Griffiths: Joining Wolves
Wolves are close to completing the signing of Dundee striker Leigh Griffiths in a deal worth £150,000.
The 20-year-old forward will become Wolves' second signing this month following the acquisition of Barnsley's Adam Hammill.
Griffiths will sign a two-and-a-half year contract at Molineux and manager Mick McCarthy sees the striker very much as a talent for the future.
One for the future
"Look, with the greatest respect to Leigh, I don't want anyone thinking we are signing a Premier League striker that is going to come in and rip it up at the moment because that is not the case," explained McCarthy.
"What we shouldn't take our eye off, is what we have always done, and that is sign players who we think might be valuable to us and be a bargain.
"We've done it in the past, the Wards, Foleys, Edwards, Kightlys, you can name lots and lots of them we have done shrewd deals for and they have been good and smart deals.
"Of course it's a big step up for Leigh but he's got a terrific goalscoring record."
Griffiths is excited to be joining the Premier League club and is keen to work on his game and physique with the hope of breaking into Wolves' first team.
"It's not every day you get to join a Premier League club and I'm buzzing that the deal has gone through," said Griffiths.
"I've had the week or so training before actually signing to get to know the boys and to train with such good players has been brilliant.
"The manager said to me when I came in that he was going to look at me and see how I did and I'm just pleased to have done enough for the deal to go through.
"Of course I know I'm not walking straight into the team here.
"I've got to bulk myself up and work hard on the training field and then if I get my chance I've got to grab it with both hands."