Matt Jackson explains Wolves' decision to offload Shabani and Dadashov
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Matt Jackson explains Wolves' decision to offload Shabani and Dadashov

Two more players departed Wolves at the weekend, with Meritan Shabani and Renat Dadashov both joining feeder club Grasshoppers.

The pair have both moved to the Swiss outfit on permanent deals, with the former having recently been training with them.

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Shabani and Dadashov have both been impacted by serious injuries during their time with Wolves.

Shabani was massively unfortunate by sustaining two ACL injuries, after signing for the club in 2019 from Bayern Munich.

He was stretchered off just 10 minutes into his first-team debut against Reading in the EFL Cup.

After recovering from his first injury, he then suffered a recurrence at VVV-Venlo in the Netherlands.

Dadashov also injured his cruciate shortly after moving to Grasshoppers on loan in August 2020.

The duo have really had it tough, but they will now get chances to start a new chapter.

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Speaking about the club’s decision to offload them, strategic player marketing manager Matt Jackson said: “We really like him (Shabani) as a person and as a footballer, and we have a duty of care to all players at the club to do everything we can to make sure they have the best possible future, so we felt it was a brilliant opportunity for him to develop his career at Grasshoppers, and once again cement the links between the two clubs.

“The loan last year (for Dadashov) was very much about recovering from his serious injury and proving that he’s fit to play – which he did. He made an impact over in Portugal, in what was a tough season for Tondela in their unfortunate relegation campaign. But from his perspective, he showed that he can play.”

It is unclear whether Wolves agreed any kind of buy-back clause with Grasshoppers.

That said, Wolves and Grasshoppers have a strong relationship. It’s possible there was no need for such a clause, and that Wolves simply make an approach in the future and be given priority.

Good luck to Shabani and Dadashov with duo set for fresh start after Wolves stint

So Wolves have decided to sanction permanent exits for Shabani and Dadashov.

The pair have been extremely unlucky with their injuries during their time as Wolves players. Especially Shabani with his two setbacks.

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In Shabani’s case, it is a little surprising he has been offloaded permanently. He arrived at Molineux a few years ago to much hype coming from Bayern Munich.

Hopefully if and Dadashov do manage to really thrive over the next couple of years, Wolves will be at the front of the queue to re-sign them.