Wolves transfer news: Connor Ronan likely to leave Molineux on loan in January
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Wolves transfer news: Connor Ronan likely to leave Molineux on loan in January

Wolves midfielder Connor Ronan is reportedly likely to leave the club on loan in January.

The Daily Record claim the 24-year-old is looking at a potential exit next month in a bid to get playing regularly again.

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Ronan has hardly featured for Wolves’ first-team so far in 2022/23.

He impressed Bruno Lage in pre-season enough to take up a place in the squad.

But Lage never turned to him, and then Steve Davis was also fairly reluctant to turn to him when he was interim manager.

His only appearance in the Premier League this term was when he got a couple of minutes at the end of the game with Brighton.

He started the Carabao Cup game against Leeds United, and did well.

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Julen Lopetegui is in charge at Molineux now and he’s been getting a good look at Ronan out in Marbella, where Wolves have been training.

It remains to be seen what level of involvement he will have in the three games Wolves have before the January transfer window opens.

According to the Daily Record, Ronan has interest from Scottish clubs, following his successful spell at St Mirren last season. There are also teams from the Championship keen on him.

The outlet claim he is increasingly likely to head out next month.

Ronan recently commented on his future, stating he is currently just taking things game by game.

Connor Ronan has been very unlucky at Wolves this season, loan exit in January is what he needs

One can’t help but feel a little sorry for Ronan.

He caught Lage’s eye in pre-season, which meant he was kept as a part of Wolves’ first-team squad for 2022/23.

But opportunities have just been so scarce for him.

Wolves went out and signed Matheus Nunes and Boubacar Traore in the last window. Those deals undoubtedly impacted Ronan’s potential for minutes.

But then there’s also the rise of Joe Hodge from the academy. And Lopetegui appears to be quite fond of the 20-year-old.

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Given Wolves’ struggles this season, it’s been surprising to see Ronan warm the bench as much as he has.

Last season up in Scotland he regularly showed himself to be a creative midfielder capable of scoring and assisting.

It almost feels as though his time has been wasted, and it’s a real shame. Hopefully he can now get out in January and go and started for someone.