Colossal Sports Management believe a Wolves transfer for their client Ainsley Maitland-Niles is off, according to leaked Instagram DMs.
Popular Wolves Instagram page Wanderers Weekly spoke to Colossal Sports Management about Ainsley Maitland-Niles this weekend, and the agency reportedly claimed the players transfer to Wolves is off.
In the screenshots posted on Twitter, CSM said: “I think it’s off pal (the move to Wolves). Arsenal priced them out.
“They have a valuation and now [due] to eng call ups and performances they are asking for more and [to be fair] to Wolves I think they are not about to let Arsenal bully them.”
The situation got even worse for potential buyers on Saturday. First, Maitland-Niles won the Man-of-the-Match award in the Community Shield. Then he got his first senior England call-up later that day.
The suggestion that Arsenal would be bullying Wolves by asking for £25m+ is a bit ridiculous. Maitland-Niles has a three-year contract, he’s playing well, he’s homegrown, he might be an England international within the fortnight. That’s what he’s worth.
Sky Sports are now reporting that Arsenal are looking into a new contract for the player.
If a club comes in with a major bid and an offer of regular football, I could still see the player leaving this summer. Arsenal have summer targets to pursue, and Maitland-Niles clearly wants games. But Wolves messing around with £15m bids will go nowhere.