Wolves youngster Christian Marques has said a decision will be taken on his future at some point in the next two weeks.
The central defender, 18, featured for Wolves this weekend against Coventry City.
He got a full 90 minutes, and had a bit of a tough time against the Championship side.
It was his third appearance in pre-season, having been handed outings against Las Palmas and Crewe Alexandra.
A lot has been made about Wolves’ defensive options at the moment.
Currently, Bruno Lage has Willy Boly, Conor Coady, Max Kilman, Romain Saiss and new signing Yerson Mosquera.
Boly and Mosquera are both injured at the moment, and some people are concerned as the new season approaches.
Whether Marques will end up being drafted in remains to be seen.
Ideally, Wolves will make a new signing before the window closes.
Marques says a decision about what will happen with him is fairly imminent.
He said: “My main priority now is not whether I go on loan or go into the first-team squad.
“My main focus in pre-season is just show the manager what I can do, and then, in one week or in two weeks, the club will decide what happens.”
Loan move in the offing?
Marques is someone that has regularly trained with the first-team last season.
He even made a number of Nuno Espirito Santo’s matchday squads.
He’s yet to make his competitive debut though. One wonders if Lage will be the man to hand it to him.
Perhaps, like Theo Corbeanu, he’ll head somewhere on loan as a stint in the lower divisions might stand him in good stead for possible Premier League minutes in the future.