Dion Sanderson is more likely to leave this summer, as a result of the emergence of Toti Gomes at Wolves.
The Athletic have produced a detailed report this morning about a number of young players at Molineux.
Sanderson has just finished a loan spell with Queens Park Rangers, where was since the end of January.
The 22-year-old had started the season at Birmingham City, but was recalled by Wanderers in January amid a centre-back shortage.
Romain Saiss has gone to AFCON, and Willy Boly and Yerson Mosquera were both nursing injuries.
So Sanderson came back, and had looked to be the favourite to cover for Saiss.
He was an option, as were Leander Dendoncker and Fernando Marcal.
But in the end, Lage threw a curveball and turned to Gomes, who had also been recalled by the club from his loan spell at Grasshoppers.
Gomes impressed, and ultimately Sanderson did not get any first-team minutes.
He then headed back out on loan, pitching up at Loftus Road.
Sanderson’s momentum had been disrupted a little, but he eventually managed to become a regular for the Hoops, starting eight of the club’s last 10 games.
According to The Athletic, Sanderson’s mentality has impressed both QPR and Wolves officials.
That said, the report says that Sanderson is more likely to move on now after Lage’s decision to play Gomes. He will apparently not be short of suitors.
Wolves need to ensure buy-back or sell on clause if Dion Sanderson is to leave
It will be interesting to sell if Wolves actually do sanction a permanent exit for Sanderson this summer.
Certainly ahead of January, he had seemingly been the player many felt would come and challenge for a place in the first-team.
If Wolves do decide to sell Sanderson, officials need to make sure they negotiate either a buy-back or sell-on clause.
A buy-back option might be the most sensible