Norwich City fan Luke Matheson reflects on dream Premier League transfer
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Norwich City fan Luke Matheson is a young man in a hurry after landing a Premier League move to Wolves.
Matheson started the season on the fringes of Rochdale's senior set up, and will end it as a Wolves player after his reported £1m deadline day Molineux transfer.
The 17-year-old revealed earlier this season, following his goalscoring impact in the League Cup at Manchester United, that he had been brought up as a Canaries' fan through his Dad's lifelong passion for the club.
But Wolves was the perfect move for the precociously-talented right-back.
"It feels incredible to have such a prestigious badge on the front of my shirt," said Matheson, who was immediately loaned back to Rochdale for the rest of this campaign. "Wolves is such a great club, giving constant opportunities in and around the first-team for players my age. That was something that attracted me and I'm looking forward to having that opportunity.
"It's always a big factor when you can see that there are opportunities there for young players.
"You know, I am still 17, I've hopefully got a long playing career in football and hope Wolves can give me some opportunities that I can grasp in the palm of my hand.
"Regardless of if I'm playing for Rochdale or Wolves, I'll always give 110pc, but I can't wait to wear the badge for the first time in a proper game."
The England youth international is not overawed by his big move.
"Everything I've done at Rochdale at the first-team and at the academy has prepared me for the next step, so I feel like I am ready," he said, speaking to Wolves' official site. "I'm ready to go, I've just got to not change my mentality, who I am, I've just got to keep everything the same and then everything will take care of itself.
"Football is my life. I hope I have a long playing career and if not as a player, I want to go into something else to do with football. Football is everything to me. Everything's happened so quick. I would never have expected to even been playing first-team football this year, let alone to have the season that I am having."