Wolves manager Bruno Lage is reportedly taking a close look at Connor Ronan in pre-season.
The midfielder is with the squad in Alicante at the moment, and is under observation ahead of 2022/23.
Ronan enjoyed a fantastic loan spell with St Mirren last season, which culminated in him winning multiple Player of the Year awards.
It was without doubt the best season of his career to date, and it will be very interesting to see what happens with him this summer.
Unsurprisingly, he has a number of clubs interested in signing him.
Hearts and Aberdeen are both keen. Wanderers were previously said to have valued Ronan at around £500,000 (via Edinburgh Evening News).
It was reported this morning that Ronan has already caught the eye at Wolves’ pre-season training camp.
Apparently, a number of first-teamers have been impressed by him and would be open to him being a part of the squad for 2022/23.
It would be a great story if Ronan did become an option for Lage, given the number of loan spells he has had.
And Lage using Ronan could well mean that the club decide to loan out Luke Cundle.
The youngster was handed his Premier League debut last season, and made four appearances in the top-flight in the end.
He featured heavily for the U23s, where he was a regular standout. Arguably, a loan move would be the next logical step to further his development.
Ronan becoming an option for Lage is something that could allow Cundle to go out and get that valuable experience of senior football.
Cundle loan move surely likely if Ronan becomes first-team squad member
You would think that Wanderers officials would look to facilitate a loan move for Cundle if Lage was going to call on Ronan.
That would mean first-team options of Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Leander Dendoncker, Ronan, and then Morgan Gibbs-White could also feature centrally. That said, it’s possible the England U21 international could yet depart, amid interest from Everton.
But there is an expectation that Wolves will sign a new central midfielder this summer.
Ideally, Cundle will be spending 2022/23 with another club.
He is a very promising young talent, who could benefit immensely from regular game time.