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Wolves players Kawabe and Bolla nominated for Grasshoppers Player of the Year

Wolves duo Hayao Kawabe and Bendeguz Bolla have both been nominate for the Player of the year award at Grasshoppers.

The pair have both enjoyed productive campaigns over in Switzerland, helping the club to achieve an eighth place finish in the end.

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They actually finished with the same points total as Luzern, but stayed up by virtue of a better goal difference.

So it was job done for Grasshoppers, who had achieved promotion to the top-flight last year.

Kawabe joined Grasshoppers last summer from Sanfrecce Hiroshima, and then secured a £500,000 move to Wolves in January.

He had a couple of weeks training at Compton Park, before being loaned back to Grasshoppers for the rest of 2021/22.

He has made 36 appearances in total this term, scoring seven goals and making four assists.

Bolla joined Wolves last summer in an £800,000 deal from Hungarian side Fehervar.

He was loaned to Grasshoppers in order for him to get regular minutes, and that is exactly what he’s been able to do.

Bolla – who is said to have transfer interest from Rapid Vienna and others – has made 32 appearances across all competitions, and chipped in with a respectable four goals and three assists from wing-back.

Also up for the Player of the Season award is former Wolves player Christian Herc. The Slovakia international left Molineux last summer having never made a first-team appearance.

Kawabe and Bolla Player of the Season nominations at Grasshoppers encouraging for Wolves

It is great to see two Wolves players in contention to win Player of the Season following successful loan moves.

So far, we have already seen Connor Ronan win at St Mirren, and Morgan Gibbs-White acknowledged at Sheffield United.

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It would be fantastic if one of them could win.

But the fact they have both been nominated is an indicator of how well they’ve done this season.

Hopefully, they can both come back to Wolves and make a big impression in pre-season.