Wolves-owned Leo Bonatini scores in Grasshoppers defeat
FC Stade Lausanne-Ouchy v Grasshopper Club Zurich: Challenge League
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Leo Bonatini scores in Grasshoppers defeat

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Loaned-out Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Leo Bonatini was on the scoresheet yesterday.

That was in the Swiss Super League for Grasshoppers, who lost 3-1 to fellow Swiss team Lausanne Sport.

Bonatini scored from the spot to make it 2-1.

Despite Grasshoppers having a one-man advantage, they were unable to capitalise and ended up conceding a third.

In the 27 year-old’s five league games this season, he has scored two goals and managed two assists.

The Brazilian is a host of Wolves players on loan at the continental side owned by Fosun.

Toti Gomes and Bendeguz Bolla both got booked during the defeat, whereas Leonardo Campana came off the bench.

The side also includes more than one former Wolves player. Georg Margreitter played for the club in 2013, and Christian Herc came through the Wolves academy more recently.

When will Bonatini be sold?

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It has been a strange journey for Bonatini since he arrived at Wolves in 2017.

Initially signed as the club’s leading striker, the Brazilian’s 12 league goals were key in the side’s promotion.

However, on a personal level, any remnant of momentum the striker held going into Wolves’ return to the Premier League was nowhere to be seen.

Ultimately, after a few bit-part appearances it led to a number of loan spells away from the club.

Those have been at Nottingham Forest, Vitoria Guimaraes and now the Swiss side, where he has been since 2020.

With Wolves yet to cash in, this season might represent the biggest chance.