DOUG THARME is set to leave Wrexham and sign for a Football League club.

The teenage centre-back has been offered his first professional contract by Reds’ boss Sam Ricketts after impressing in the youth ranks at The Racecourse.

Tharme was given his first team debut last season by former manager Dean Keates, starting the 2-0 home defeat against Harrogate Town in December’s FA Trophy first round tie.

The youngster returned for pre-season training on Monday, but hasn’t put pen to paper and Ricketts revealed interest has been shown in the defender.

“Doug hasn’t signed, he is in a situation where he has got some interest from other clubs,” said Ricketts.

“He has been training with us all week, what we are doing is allowing him to explore an opportunity which would be beneficial for him and the club as well.”

Luke Young remains Sam Ricketts’ only new signing since he took charge last month but the former Wales international says that could change next week.

“Maybe next week there will be some movement but I don’t think before Friday’s game against Lex,” said Ricketts.

As for his assistant manager, Ricketts added: “That is moving along as well.”