Wolves defender Christian Marques is back at the club having cut short his loan spell with Portuguese outfit Belenenses.
The 19-year-old had been due to spend the whole season with the Liga NOS side.
But the spell didn’t go nearly as well as he or Wolves had hoped. In the end, he made just two appearances for the club’s U23s.
Marques is one of the brightest prospects at the club.
So for him to have only made two appearances – and not even for the first-team – is quite disappointing.
A Bola have today reported on the situation, and they shed some light as to why Marques hardly played and why he has returned to Wolves.
Belenenses are now on their third manager of the season, which didn’t really help his cause.
It’s explained that, while he did at times show some quality, he was ultimately the victim of being a young loan player at a struggling team.
Belenenses are rock bottom of the table, and there has been a reluctance to turn to veer away from more experienced players as the club seek to get points on the board.
So Marques is now back at Wolves, and last night he actually featured for the U23s.
He featured for 83 minutes at Aggborough in the 1-1 draw, before being replaced by Pascal Estrada.
Wolves did the right thing and must choose next loan club carefully
Wolves have done right ending Christian Marques’ loan spell with Belenenses.
It just wasn’t working out, which is a real shame.
There can never be guarantees for loan players to play at loan clubs, but Wolves will no doubt have expected Marques to feature much more than he did.
What’s important now is for Marques to get some minutes with the U23s.
Perhaps he could then head out to another club to try and have another foray into senior football.