Liverpool midfielder Darren Potter looks set to have his loan deal with Wolves made permanent. According to the Express and Star, Liverpool have accepted an offer of around £200,000 for the youngster.
Wolves' manager Mick McCarthy has been delighted with the form of the player so far this season and was desperate to sign him permanently. The fee was a worry, but now Liverpool seem to have backed down on earlier valuations.
Potter said: "I spoke to a few people and the deal was agreed on Friday. Nothing has been sorted out between Wolves and myself as far as a contract is gone so that will be for this week. It looks as though its getting closer and closer."
Life at Anfield for Potter wasn't likely in the near future to include anything like regular first-team football. At Wolves though he is a regular, and he'd rather that than spend his career hoping for a place on the bench: "I’m delighted. I feel as though things are going well for me now – I’m in the team week in, week out. There have been a few lads in the dressing room who’ve been sick and unwell this week and I’ve been one of them. If I do sign the deal then I’m just looking forward now to being part of this group of players for the next two or three years or however long it is. There is only one place we want to go and that is up."
22-year-old Darren has been on the books with Liverpool for seven years all told, but insists leaving Anfield won't be too hard for him. He accepts his career wasn't going anywhere and is glad for a chance to re-launch it elsewhere: "I have no regrets walking away from Anfield. Some people might say, 'You’ll miss it' but to tell you the truth I won’t miss it. I had my chance there and it didn’t really work out for me.
"I enjoyed every single minute of it but I’ll be 23 this year and I really need to move my career on. I want to be part of what the gaffer is doing here."