Wolverhampton Wanderers’ intentions to prosper in the Premier League are gathering more momentum following the acquisition of Southampton midfielder Andrew Surman.
The left-sided player yesterday became the Molineux club’s fourth signing of an already hectic summer following Marcus Hahnemann, Nenad Milijas and Kevin Doyle.
Surman, 22, who had a previous spell in the West Midlands during a loan stint at Walsall four years ago has signed on a three-year deal with a further year’s option in the club’s favour.
The England under-21 international’s transfer fee was undisclosed but Wolves are believed to have paid in the region of £1.5 million with cash-strapped Southampton under pressure to generate funds.
“This is a great move for me and I’m really excited,” said Surman, who despite his tender age played 146 times for Saints, scoring 18 goals.
“To come to a Premier League club and one as big as Wolves is fantastic. Even in the Championship Wolves is a huge club which you can tell just from the stadium and the fan-base.
“The facilities are there and ready for the Premier League and with Wolves now there I certainly wasn’t going to turn down this opportunity.
“Any player strives to play at the highest level and you don’t get any higher than the Premier League. This is a fantastic chance for me [to] help Wolves do well in the Premier League.
“I’m ready to go again now with Wolves – I’ve just got a few things to sort out and get my girlfriend and little baby up here and look forward to next season.
“I’m ready to get into training and obviously there’s the pre-season tour to Australia which I hope to be on.”