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Top-flight clubs had enquired about Wolves star Toti Gomes

Wolves had reportedly received enquiries from top-flight clubs about the availability of defender Toti Gomes.

Gomes was thrown into the starting XI by Bruno Lage at Saturday against Southampton, having only just returned to the club from his loan spell at Swiss outfit Grasshoppers.

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Many people thought Leander Dendoncker, Fernando Marcal or Dion Sanderson would start against Southampton.

But Lage explained that Gomes was selected not only because he deserved to play, but because he wanted to keep changes to a minimum.

It was a fantastic display in the end from the 23-year-old.

He really looked as though he’d already played about 50 Premier League games previously.

He came in for huge plaudits from supporters on social media. And several Wolves players also praised him.

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What was noticeable about his performance was how seamless he looked. Everything was done with efficiency.

According to The Athletic, Gomes had been working ‘relentlessly’ on his positioning in training sessions in shape drills leading up to the game.

Interestingly, it is also stated that Wolves received several enquiries from top-flight clubs about Gomes’ availability.

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Gomes’ first game couldn’t really have gone any better.

He really did look at home at that level. Lage said after the game that ‘the kid did very well’. Conor Coady also said that the player had been ‘quality’ in training since returning (via Wolves official website).

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It could well be that he sticks around for the rest of Wolves’ campaign.

Today there was a report that Dion Sanderson is to be loaned back out. That could suggest that Gomes might not head back to Grasshoppers as was initially reported.