Wolves sign second Barcelona starlet

Wolves have raided the Spanish market again after snapping up Barcelona midfielder Jordi Ortega.

Kenny Jackett wants Wolves to break the League One points record

The 19-year-old, who is set to go into the Under-21s development squad, started nine of the 10 matches as Barca lifted the UEFA Youth League in April, beating Benfica in the final.

The capture of Ortega follows the signing of attacking midfielder Albert Torras last August from Barca and Ortega will similarly slot into their youth ranks.

Wolves will hope they won’t encounter the same problems gaining a work permit with Ortega as they did with Torras.

FIFA red tape prevented Torras, who was then only 17, from playing for several months after his arrival in the UK.

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Comments for: "Wolves sign second Barcelona starlet"


Cant believe we now feeder club for Barcelona, lmao.


well karl as i see it we pay them a fee, and they send him to get experience of english football.

then, when and if they want him back we have the first option.

so everyone wins.


Great news, the amount of exciting youth prospects we have means in the next 3 years we will reap the rewards..keep it going wolves, great stuff.


Looks like an excellent prospect. The future really does look good at Molineux.


This is yet more good news coming out of Molineux at the moment. Not only are Wolves looking to strengthen the first team squad, but are quite rightly looking to raise the quality of the academy with the signing of Jordan Allan and now Jordi Ortega.

Thelwell and his team seem to be working overtime at the moment.

Ritchie Wolves

Dek, do we have a season ticket for the Bucks head!!??


Ritchie - I have a Wolves season ticket which allows me to watch the U21's at Telford for free. I'm looking forward to seeing these new signings along with one or two youngsters from the U16's when the new season starts.


Bit concerned that a 19 year old from Barca is going into the youth set up.

Any 19 year old worth his salt should be playing in the first team, especially a second division team.


Wasnt ricky lambert working in a chicken farm a couple years ago? Never to late, hes 19 give him a chance to develop..

Ritchie Wolves



sorry have to disagree, how many 19 year olds play for , say burnley?

its ok to have at least 5/6 players of about 19-22 age in league one.....but to sugest if someone like leeds had 6

19 year olds, they would all be in the first team.


The Spanish game is different to ours...its more technical at clubs such as Barca '

Ortega might need to spend some time adjusting to the physical side of the game here before mixing it in the 1st team' especially in the championship...Give the kid a chance...

Lobo para siempre

Presumably he's a Spaniard? If so, why would he need a work permit? Under EU rules he's entitled to come and work here, just as GB players are to play for European clubs.


have looked for the answer, the only one i can find is that

the f.a. have changed the criteria for e.u.based players moving from one country to another to , have a work permit to restrict the number of foreigners in our leagues.


Spot on Codsallman at 19 he should be ready to play championship football, the likes of Rooney and Owen and now played well over 100 games at the top level, i would expect him to be ready when he has come from a club of Barca standing.

Farmer Ted

It would be nonsensical to expect a youngster, who has been nurtured and coached the Spanish way, to adapt to an English Academy immediately, let alone play Championship football.

To pick out Rooney and Owen as comparisons; they, and a few others, are the exceptions that prove the rule and they have been been at English Academies from a very young age.

Let the experts deal with it, they're the professionals who gave scouted and signed him. You and Codswallopman hadn't heard of him til last night!


Sorry all should have said HAD.

The Flying Winger

Yes this is all good news for our future, some will make it some will not however the club need to get on with the here and now.

For this season we need to see some players coning in now who are going to contribute to the success of the season.

The clock is ticking


if the skill shown on YouTube is anything to go by this kid is good (see Jordi Ortega Amazing Skills Roulette)

Cornish Wolf

With the established players who performed so well last season being supplemented with new signings, it would appear that Kenny feels he might have enough to get the team promoted first time.

If this is to be, then signing players of the obvious quality and background such as Jordi Ortega and Albert Torres will be a wonderful start in the Greed League, without having to lay out fortunes to attract stopgap journeymen to retain our place.

Our under 21 team is bulging with quality given opportunity they will carry Wolves forward for several years 'methinks'.

Up The Wolves

Ritchie Wolves

exciting times Cornish.....................


Anyone who is willing to swap the delightful zarzuela of Can Culleretes for the steak and ale pies of the Newhampton is clearly someone committed to getting first team football at all costs. I salute these young gentlemen and the Catalan flair they will definitely bring.

Bootneck wolf

Another youngster,you can see the club is digging out to Lay solid foundations for the future.


Esso Ian

Sounds good. Any chance of some more first team players for next season : ~ (


A few weeks back I commented that we should look at young talent abroad, so can I please take the credit.Kenny Jackett has clearly taken on my advice. I also mentioned kids from other countries, kids that r comfortable on the ball. Also young British kids, did we not sign some young scottish kid.

Now if the team fail to perform, the pressure from the youth will be real.

Sign some proven coaches and ex proffessionals that have done it at the top level.

I am the brains behide jacketts master plan, if u cum a cropper I am waiting in the wings. Lol I deserve at least a free ticket.....

Cornish Wolf


I find it truly wonderful that the human brain is able to translate gibberish into words.

However it is great that I find that I am able to agree in part with your conjecture that the youth policy being followed at the moment to be the way forward.

Yes, I do remember your comments from a few weeks ago but I am not sure they are worth a free ticket. Keep happy my friend!!

Up The Wolves

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