Renat Dadashov has left Wolves on loan to spend the season in Portugal with C.D Tondela.
Tondela play in the Portuguese top flight, and the move is Dadashov’s third loan exit from Wolves.
He had rotten luck last season during his spell with Grasshoppers, suffering a cruciate knee injury which cut short his time in Switzerland.
Wolves technical director Scott Sellars spoke to the club website about the decision to send the 22-year-old on loan.
“After a difficult year for Renat with his cruciate injury, he’s worked really hard to get himself fit. He’s got a great attitude and work ethic. He was really focused on getting back and was just getting fit as the season finished.
“Now he’s had the off-season where he’s worked hard, as always, he’s trained with the first-team, which has been great for him. He’s had some minutes with the first-team, which has helped his fitness and confidence.
“Like all young players, there’s a lifespan in junior football. Putting him back in the under-23s would not have been good for him. He now needs to go and prove himself again at first-team level.
“Renat came to us from Portuguese football, so he knows it well. He’s got a good reputation there and this move is about giving him the experience to really get first-team football under his belt.”
Dadashov will hope it’s third time lucky in terms of his loan moves – because the previous two haven’t gone to plan so far.
As Sellars said, he’ll be back in Portugal, which should suit him and he’ll hope to score plenty of goals before his return.
Rafa Mir showed the potential reward of a loan move away for a striker last season, banging in the goals for Huesca.
Dadashov will hope to emulate him and bolster his reputation by playing and scoring regularly.
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