Wolves midfielder Bruno Jordao has revealed Bruno Lage has already marked his card ahead of next season.
The 23-year-old left Molineux in January to embark on a loan spell with Grasshoppers.
Jordao went out on loan last season to Portuguese outfit Farmalicao, but saw his stint cut short when he suffered a serious knee injury.
That put him on the sidelines for 11 months, and the player returned to action earlier this year.
He had been with the U23s, and then he made a brief cameo appearance for the first-team in the FA Cup game against Sheffield United back in January.
After that, Jordao said that he needed minutes and that he would be sitting down for talks with club officials.
His move to Swiss side Grasshoppers was then finalised on transfer deadline day.
It is now on Jordao to make a good impression, with a team who have played host to several Wolves players over the past couple of years.
The player who has probably made the most of his time there is Toti Gomes.
The defender spent a season-and-a-half with them, before he was recalled by Lage to cover the absence of Romain Saiss.
Gomes has made three first-team appearances for the club since his return.
Playing for the first-team is something Jordao has his eye on. And he has revealed Lage has already expressed interest in him.
He told the club’s official website: “We agreed on the move to Grasshoppers to get me back to full fitness so that I can compete for a spot for next season.
“He expressed interest in me. But I need to be fit and ready for the next challenge since Wolves has a lot of big players. I need to be in top form to help the squad.”
This is Bruno Jordao’s chance to prove he can be a regular first-teamer at Wolves
It sounds as though Lage has high hopes for £6 million man Jordao.
He was out for a long time and so it’s just about him getting back into the swing of things just at the moment.
But hopefully he can enjoy a productive next few months.
As things currently stand, Joao Moutinho is leaving as a free agent at the end of the season. The club will probably want to offer him an extension as Lage loves him.
But it’s possible Moutinho might fancy moving back to Portugal.
If the veteran does depart, there could well be an opening for Jordao.