Wolves midfielder Bruno Jordao has said he will sit down and discuss his immediate future at the club ‘in the next days’.
Jordao turned out for the U23s on Monday night, and played 90 minutes for the first time since returning from the knee injury that put him out of action for 11 months.
The 23-year-old suffered that injury last season whilst on loan at Farmalicao.
It has been a gruelling road back to full fitness. But Jordao believes he is now ready to make an impact for the first-team, and reckons he has caught the manager’s eye.
He told The Athletic: “I feel (Lage) likes me, I’m doing what he is asking in training, I’m working hard every day so I think I’m ready. When he thinks it’s the time, I’m ready to play.”
Currently, Wolves are lacking depth in central midfield.
Lage has just three senior options in Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker.
It remains to be seen if the club dip into the transfer market. Although that feels unlikely, given the statement the club put out earlier this month.
Jordao could well become an option for Lage. Toti Gomes is evidence the manager is willing to turn to those on the periphery.
On his immediate future, Jordao added: “I don’t know, (we’ll be) discussing in the next days.
“I was out for more than a year so I need to play, I need minutes. I want to play for Wolves in the Premier League but if it’s not the best thing for me now I’m ready to play wherever they need me.”
Loan move feels more likely option for Wolves star Bruno Jordao
Wolves have managed to get to this point with only three central midfield options.
The team have been able to cope without Jordao, and it’s likely they’ll continue to be fine.
Jordao states that he needs minutes, but he might not get too many if he sticks around.
The Neves and Moutinho partnership is looking really strong this season.
He likely isn’t going to feature too much. And so it could be that officials facilitate a loan move for him in the coming days.
It is good to hear that Jordao is happy and willing to get out there and impress for someone else. He is clearly determined to eventually make an impact for Wolves.