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Fortuna Sittard Head of Scouting comments on loaning Lonwijk from Wolves

It was a disappointing transfer deadline day in terms of incoming players for Wolves.

As the clock ticked down, there were only loan exits being confirmed, when fans had been dreaming of blockbuster arrivals.

One of the players to depart was teenager Nigel Lonwijk, who joined Fortuna Sittard on a season-long loan.

The young defender has returned to his native Netherlands for the campaign ahead.

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Pleased to get him

Sittard’s Head of Scouting Sjoerd Ars told the club’s website how pleased he was to get the deal done.

“We were still looking for an extra option at centre half,” he said. “With Nigel we bring in a talented defender. 

“He has already been able to join the main force at Wolverhampton on several occasions and will have the opportunity with us to take the next step in his development.”

Lonwijk will hope to be playing regular games which matter and continuing his progression.

He also signed a new contract before his departure, extending his deal until until June 2023.

Wolves fans hoped for more high-profile and exciting deals yesterday, but that doesn’t change the fact this looks like a move which suits all parties.