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Wolves Accept Fulham's Bid for Stearman

On Saturday following the Wolverhampton - Charlton match, Wolves' manager Kenny Jackett revealed that the West Midlands club have accepted a bid from Fulham for center back Richard Stearman.

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The 28-year-old Stearman, who's been with his hometown club since 2008, will now have to agree upon personal terms with Fulham before the move can be made official. A 6 foot 2 inch center back, Stearman will bring quality and depth into the center of defense, much like the signing of Tim Ream last week.

Last season he started in 42 of Wolves' 46 league matches, captaining the side several times while helping the Wanderers stay within Playoff contention until the final day of the season. He will bring a wealth of Championship experience and back-line leadership to Fulham.

With Stearman's impending addition, he could be inserted at right center back, replacing Dan Burn, which would see TimReam slide to left center back, a more natural position for the American. This does create a bit of a log jam of central defenders, with the likes of Hutchinson, Bodurov, and Burn most likely on the outside looking in. There's also still rumors that Fulham may add another defender in Lyon's Bakary Kone, which would really make things interesting. I think that would likely spell the end of Nikolay Bodurov's playing days at Fulham, although I still see potential in both Shaun Hutchinson and Dan Burn, the latter looking very solid as of late when paired with Tim Ream. What I am sure of is Kit will have a plethora of defensive options to choose from.