Bruno Jordao’s Wolves career has stalled and is yet to get going under Bruno Lage.
Injury has prevented Jordao playing any part in any competition since Lage took over in the summer.
Jordao is now working his way back to fitness and Lage has told the Express and Star that the midfielder has six weeks before the January transfer window opens to convince the club on his future.
He did not specify whether that is a loan exit or a permanent exit in the winter window, but it is clear that an important period is approaching for Jordao.
“He’s one more (option). He started working two or three days ago. He needs time. We have six weeks to work with him and after see if he’s ready to compete for a place or if he needs to take another decision.
“I am very happy with him. I knew him when I arrived and saw him since the first day working hard to come back as soon as possible. Now he needs to show me on the pitch that he wants to fight for a place in the team.”
“I need to see Bruno. I want to give him a lot of confidence to be ready to train and compete, and try to understand the dynamic he can give us.
“I saw some games from him in the past but it’s soon for me to make a conclusion on what he can give to our team. Since the first day he has been a good professional. I am very happy with that mentality.”
Wolves need increased depth in central midfield and between now and January, Jordao will be hoping to show he can offer it.
If the return of Jordao was the only alteration to Lage’s options in the dressing room between now and the close of the January transfer window, plenty of Wolves fans would be dissatisifed.
Jordao’s return may not be as exciting as the prospect of an expensive new central midfielder.
But it could be cost-effective, especially if the club reason that they have more chance of signing a big-name midfielder in the summer than mid-season.
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