Bournemouth have agreed a deal to sign on-loan youngster Scott Malone on a permanent basis from Wolves for an undisclosed fee.
Malone has spent the first half of the season with the Cherries and has particularly impressed since moving from left-back into a midfield role.
His loan was due to expire next month, but the 20-year-old has now accepted a three-and-a-half year contract with the League One club.
He failed to make a first-team appearance during his time at Wolves, and also spent spells on loan at Southend United and Burton Albion, with Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury delighted to agree a deal for Malone.
"I'm really pleased that he's signed and he's been a really good player for us," Bradbury told the club's official website.
"Since I've moved him up a position into midfield he has excelled, he's been a threat going forward with his pace and he's got a good attitude.
"There would have been a few clubs who would have liked to have signed Scott, but he's seen what we are doing at the club and he wants to be part of it.
"I wanted to get it nailed down before the transfer window reopened. He wanted to stay and we wanted to keep him, so it was the perfect deal.
"He's a young lad and he's got a lot of potential, we want to keep him at the club as long as we can. I think he will be a key player for us, he will have to get fit and get back in the team but I know I can rely on him."