Welsh International goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is set to leave Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers, with a January move to Tottenham Hotspur for £6million already in place, according to a source close to the Midlands club.
Spurs along with Premier League rivals Arsenal have been heavily linked with 21-year-old Hennessey in recent weeks. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is understood to be keen to bring Hennessey to the Emirates Stadium to provide competition for current No1 Manuel Almunia. While Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has been linked with a number of keeper’s since his arrival at White Hart Lane from Portsmouth, with the Spurs boss not convinced by summer signing Heurelho Gomes, who has made a string of high-profile errors in the Premiership since his £7.8million switch from PSV Eindhoven.
Hennessey, despite being named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year last season and already the established No1 for Wales has lost his place to Carl Ikeme in the Wolves team this season and is understood to have told manager Mick McCarthy that he will not stay at Wolves if he is to remain on the bench with Hennessey concerned that it will affect his position for Wales, which has come under threat from Hull City’s Boaz Myhill.
While McCarthy has publicly stated that Hennessey will remain at the Molineux Stadium. A source close to Wolves has told Premiershiplatest.com that talks have already taken place for Hennessey to make the switch to the North London club, with Spurs already agreeing terms with the player to take him to White Hart Lane for a fee in the region of £6million in January.
“While officials at the club questioned McCarthy’s decision to drop Hennessey in favour of Ikeme,” A source close to Wolves told Premiershiplatest.com.
“McCarthy has taken the stance that he doesn’t want an unhappy player at Wolves and will leave him on the bench until he is sold in January.
“Talks have already taken place and a move to Spurs in January is a done deal at around £6million.”