In the final throws of the transfer window, Andreas Sondergaard joined Randers FC on loan.
The Wolves goalkeeper will spend the first half of the season with his new club.
They play in the top flight in Sondergaard’s native Denmark and their Sporting Director Søren Pedersen has spoken out on the deal.
He told the club website: “We have a tight fixture schedule and we need cover on the goalkeeper position. Andreas is a great talent that we look forward to getting into the squad.”
Matt Jackson, strategic player marketing manager at Wolves, also spoke about the deal: “Randers are going brilliantly well in the Danish Superliga, so Andreas will be going into a very positive environment.
“He will be competing with a very experienced goalkeeper, so he will learn what it takes to become a number one keeper, while also supporting the goalkeeping network there.
“But for our goalkeepers, we expect them to have these competitive elements on their CV, and Andreas’ development so far has been really positive, and this move will give him even more experience.
“We feel it’s a great compliment that at 20-years-old, our players coming (are) independent enough to go into these first-team environments and compete, regardless of where they may be in the world.”
Wolves signed Louie Moulden over the summer, and brought in Jose Sa to replace Rui Patricio.
With John Ruddy sticking around as the cup goalkeeper, it’s not a surprise that Sondergaard has sought opportunities elsewhere.
We’ll see if he can force his way into the side or whether he has to bide his time and be patient.
Pushing for a spot in a top flight side is probably better for him at this stage than just training at Wolves.
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