Wolverhampton Wanderers are convinced they have won the battle for Kevin McDonald’s services.
The Sheffield United midfielder returned to the Black Country yesterday to undergo the second phase of his medical, 72 hours after opening negotiations about a move to Molineux.
McDonald missed United’s League One fixture at Brentford on Saturday but elected not to watch his prospective new employers in action against newly promoted Gillingham.
The 24-year-old’s representative is understood to have discussed the situation with members of United’s hierarchy before his client held further talks with manager David Weir.
Wolves, whose undisclosed bid triggered a clause in McDonald’s contract permitting him to speak with potential buyers, last night claimed the deal “should be” completed “by Wednesday.”
Meanwhile, United goalkeeper George Long hopes to make his England under-21 debut when they entertain Scotland at Bramall Lane tonight (kick-off 7.30pm).
Long, aged 19, is among eight new faces to feature in a squad selected by Roy Hodgson.