Young Wolves midfielder Meritan Shabani has said a loan exit was not possible in the last transfer window due to a clear veto from the club.
The 21-year-old, who signed for the club last year from Bayern Munich, has been working away with the U23s and is yet to make an appearance for Nuno Espirito Santo’s first-team.
It’s been a promising start for Shabani in 2020/21. In four PL2 appearances, he’s made a couple of assists.
There had been some talk about whether Shabani would be someone who’d head out on loan somewhere this term.
Plenty of youngsters have made temporary moves, like Ruben Vinagre, Morgan Gibbs-White, Conor Sanderson, Connor Ronan, Leonardo Campana and Bruno Jordao.
But it was decided Shabani would not be one of those sent away to experience senior football, despite having several teams interesting in taking him.
Shabani said in a Q&A with Transfermarkt: “I know about the interest of various clubs that were interested in a loan.
“However, the club has put in a clear veto. I should stay here and recommend myself for higher tasks because the team also has a lot of games in a short time.
“It will be seen whether a loan can make sense in the future. At the moment, however, I am fully concentrating on the tasks here.”
One to watch out for
Shabani has made a promising start in 2020/21, and hopefully he can sustain a good level with the U23s.
The attacking midfielder has a creative side, which is good to know given the current troubles the first-team is having creating high quality chances.
For whatever reason it was decided he wouldn’t move anywhere on loan – perhaps it is to account for all the football he missed last term due to an awful knee injury – but if he works hard enough then maybe he’ll eventually catch Nuno’s eye later down the line.