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LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – MARCH 02: Unai Albizua #4 of FC Stade Lausanne Ouchy battles for the ball with Leo Bonatini #3 of Grasshopper Club Zurich. (Photo by RvS.Media/Basile Barbey/Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers duo Leo Bonatini and Bendeguz Bolla both scored on-loan for Grasshoppers yesterday.

It caps off a great day for the club as the players’ parent side also defeated Newcastle United 2-1.

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Bonatini scored a goal and grabbed an assist. Bolla, a right-back who joined Wolves permanently this summer, was also on the scoresheet as Grasshoppers defeated St. Gallen 5-2.

The victory has sent Grasshoppers to fifth in the Swiss Super League, just five points off their traditional rivals, FC Basel.

The goalscoring pair are not the only two Wolves players currently on loan at the Zurich-based side.

Ecuadorian striker Leonardo Campana and Portuguese defender Tote Gomes are also there, and both of them also featured in yesterday’s victory.

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – JUNE 10: Bendeguz Bolla of Hungary. (Photo by Alex Livesey – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

If Bolla and Bonatini continue to score for Wolves, their future role for their parent club may come under more scrutiny.

That being said, both players appear to be at very different stages in their Wolves career.

 

Bolla has only just commenced his journey at Wolves. He was signed in August after being a part of Hungary’s Euro 2020 squad.

Immediately after signing he was sent to the Swiss side on loan. His impressive performances led to him starting in a World Cup qualifier versus England last month.

Bolla will surely be hoping to get into contention for Wolves’ first team squad. However, with Wolves already boasting Nelson Semedo and Ki-Jana Hoever in the right-back position he will have serious competition.

As for Bonatini, the likelihood of seeing him in a Wolves shirt again are surely slim.

He has not played for the team since 2018. His goals helped Wolves to promotion that year, however his contribution has been very limited since.

He has been on a number of loan spells since, the decision to send him to Grasshoppers appears to be helping a club well-connected with Wolves, thanks to their owners, Fosun.

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