Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have been reacting to an announcement today that Christian Marques has left the club on loan.
The young defender is to spend the 2021/22 season with Portuguese outfit Belenenses.
Marques, who has captained the U23s for the last two years, has also penned a new deal at Molineux.
It will be a good experience for him, and a first chance to experience senior football.
Wolves have high hopes for Marques, who made the bench for the first-team a number of times last season.
Former manager Nuno Espirito Santo ultimately never handed him his debut, but it will have been good for him to experience matchdays.
Marques did feature a few times for Wolves in pre-season under Bruno Lage.
But it has been decided the best thing for him is to go out on loan.
Speaking about the youngster, strategic player marketing manager Matt Jackson said: “Christian’s had great fantastic experience in our first-team this pre-season, but it’s also a great credit to the work of James Collins and our under-23 staff who have developed him to this point.
“This has allowed his transition into first-team football to be very seamless and for a player who is relatively young in football terms, the loan is just another step in building up his experience.”
As everyone knows, Wolves had a disappointing end to the transfer window.
Some feel concerned at the fact that the club didn’t sign a new central defender.
Yerson Mosquera was obviously signed right at the start, but no one has followed the Colombian talent.
That’s why some fans are a little bewildered today by news of a loan move for Marques.
He may not have made his first-team debut for Wolves, but some people don’t feel like this is the right decision as there is a risk of Lage being left very short:
Ermmmm who’s going to be on our bench ?
— Richard Grice (@gricey88) September 1, 2021
lol, we are a couple of injuries away from not being able to fill the bench.
— jon dent (@jon306) September 1, 2021
Are we trying to not have players o ur what ?!
— Spencer W (@SpencerWestwoo4) September 1, 2021
Should not be letting him go pic.twitter.com/24EWHLeMug
— Paul Clarke (@plclk) September 1, 2021
This makes me sad
— steven hudson (@stevenhudson2) September 1, 2021
Jeff, what are you doing to us pic.twitter.com/zkafMpe1l7
— Nick Allen (@NickAllen224) September 1, 2021
Gobsmacked ain’t the word
— StoneWolf 🐺 (@Stonewolf68) September 1, 2021
???????? So when boly and saiss go to AFCON in Jan we’re left with Kilman Coady Mosquera as our ONLY cb options…and thats if they all stay fit. Also have to remember we may have more cup games to play! Very risky IMO #wwfc https://t.co/x75ZxW9J3t
— Sensei 先生 (@Mr94Official) September 1, 2021
Unbelievable Jeff! https://t.co/iAr2Epv8DT
— WolvesFirst (@WolvesFirst) September 1, 2021
What??????? We don’t have enough players as it is! Who is making the footballing decisions at the club? https://t.co/9FNWmkueVu
— Bradley Parker (@parker_bradley) September 1, 2021