McCarthy vows to keep Wayne
Mick McCarthy has warned Premier League clubs that young goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is not for sale.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 09/11/08 12:59pm
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has warned Premier League clubs that young goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is not for sale.
The 21-year-old is highly rated at Molineux but has struggled to get into the starting XI due to the good form of Carl Ikeme.
This has caused the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton to monitor the talented stopper's situation and all are rumoured to be keen on an offer come January.
But McCarthy has vehemently denied that the Welshman will be sold in the next transfer window.
He said in the News of the World: "Wayne is under contract, we are top of the league and we are trying to get promoted.
"But I am not going to play someone just to keep people happy. Apparently, Wayne's not happy, we have fallen out and fought in training.
"People will be trying to unsettle him. I can do nothing about that. Only one keeper can play and no-one can tell me Carl (Ikeme) doesn't deserve to be in the side."
Meanwhile the Wolves boss has indicated that he would like to make the loan deal for Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne permanent.
He added: "We have him until Christmas and will take it from there. The two main questions here are would he play for Chelsea, and why would they need to sell him."