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Bruno Lage hails Wolves winger Chiquinho and opens door to potential loan exit

Wolves manager Bruno Lage has lavished praise on Chiquinho, but opened the door for the winger to head out on loan.

The 22-year-old has been the talk of many Wanderers supporters in recent weeks.

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While the team has struggled, Chiquinho has been something of a shining light.

The youngster recently made headlines when he grabbed two assists to help Wolves take a point with a 2-2 draw against Chelsea.

He then got his first start, as a wing-back against Manchester City at Molineux.

City outclassed Wolves, but Chiquinho was arguably the hosts’ best player.

And against Norwich City last weekend, Chiquinho came on at half-time and was really lively once again.

He has proven to be quite a refreshing addition to the squad, and Lage has had some kind words to say about the youngster.

He said (via Birmingham Mail): “He came here and everything is new – the rhythm is different – and he’s helped the team. That’s the kind of player we want in our club, a player with personality to continue to work and grab with both hands the little chances we give them.”

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Chiquinho is clearly very much in the good books of the manager right now.

But that does not necessarily mean he’ll be around with the first-team next season. Lage has suggested it’s possible for him to go out on loan.

“When we prepare a squad for next season we need to understand if they have space to grow up like Max did,” Lage added. “If not, we can have the solution like Morgan had.

“We know they can be special in the future so we need to understand what is the best space for them to grow up as a player.

“If he has a chance to be here and continue his evolution, good, but like Morgan they could have a chance to play all season.”

Chiquinho has shown he might not need loan move

A lot of Wolves fans would likely be a bit disappointed if Chiquinho went out on loan next season.

From what he has shown so far, he looks a real livewire.

He’s already registered three assists in the Premier League, and has not for moment appeared inhibited

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Chiquinho’s pace and desire to be direct make him a potentially very dangerous player.

He is different to all of the other wide options at Lage’s disposal right now.

It is looking as though Adama Traore could leave Wolves in the summer. And so Chiquinho could potentially made a decent long-term replacement for the Spaniard.