Rotherham United can confirm that young goalkeeper George Hardy has completed a move to Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee.
Hardy, who had been representing the Millers’ U16s, had caught the eye of a number of suitors higher up the football pyramid with his performances between the sticks and it was this growing interest which prompted the Molineux Stadium-club to swoop to land his services.
The Nottingham-born stopper joined the Millers youth setup from Notts County in 2021 and has flourished since becoming a mainstay for his age group in goal.
Speaking following the completion of the necessary paperwork to finalise Hardy’s move to Wolves, Academy Manager Richard Hairyes said:
“This is a fantastic opportunity for George and a move that we couldn’t stand in the way of.
“His performances have understandably seen teams from higher up the pyramid taking note for quite some time now and it comes as no surprise that Wolves have acted to secure his services because he is a fantastic goalkeeper.
“Whilst of course, we didn’t want to stand in George’s way, we also wanted to make sure that the deal was right for the football club and we’re satisfied that the undisclosed fee that we have received is fair compensation for a very promising young goalkeeper, who I am sure will go on to have a great career in the game.
“The noise of external interest could have been potentially unsettling for a player of George’s tender years, but his attitude towards both training and games has been exemplary throughout this process.
“Everyone at the club would like to wish George all the best and thank him for his contribution during his time with the Academy.”