Wolves manager Bruno Lage has suggested Yerson Mosquera could yet leave Molineux on loan, admitting he ‘deserves more than he is getting at the moment’.
The central defender is yet to get any minutes for Wanderers so far in 2022/23.
Mosquera had some involvement in pre-season for Wolves.
But he’s having to be patient for a first-team chance, with Nathan Collins and Maximilian Kilman having started all four of Wolves’ games so far.
Mosquera was the first signing following the arrival of Lage at the club.
He got injured just 10 minutes into his competitive debut last season, and it has been a frustrating time for the Colombian so far at Molineux.
The star wants to play, but the shift to a back four has not helped his cause.
He can fill in at right-back, but Lage has Nelson Semedo and Jonny Castro Otto who can play there.
It will be interesting to see what Wolves do with him in the coming days. But Lage suggested in his pre-Newcastle press conference that he could yet leave on loan.
He said (via Birmingham Mail): “He started pre-season, but I cannot say that I am being fair with him. Now we are playing with just two centre-backs, sometimes he plays as a right-back, and what we want is to understand what is best for him.
“We have some questions about our centre-backs, so let’s see what happens until the end of the market. What I want for Yerson is to understand if he has a fair chance to train in his position and to compete in his position. That is good and a natural process.
“If he doesn’t have that, I think we need to find a place for him to play because he needs and he deserves to play to continue to improve. He’s a valuable player, he’s very young and he can have a good career in the club.
“At the moment we have five (centre-backs) with us, let’s see what happens until the end of the market. Until the end we are looking at Yerson’s situation because he’s a lovely boy and deserves more than he is getting at the moment.”
Yerson Mosquera needs loan move away from Wolves
Mosquera has looked really promising in his last two pre-seasons for Wolves. The club has very high hopes for the South America, and he was dubbed ‘a star of the future’ when he arrived (The Athletic).
But Wolves need him to be playing regularly at senior level, and that is probably not going to happen in 2022/23.
Collins and Kilman look really good in a pairing and Lage will likely want to use them at every turn.
Whether Mosquera will get a loan move though remains to be seen.
At the moment, Willy Boly is being linked with an exit from Molineux. And if that deal happens Wolves would really be down to the bare bones.
But if the club managed to sign a replacement for the Ivorian then perhaps Mosquera can still head out.