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Report: Wolves in talks with Sunderland over possible Dion Sanderson transfer

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly in talks with Sunderland regarding the possible permanent transfer of Dion Sanderson.

According to the Daily Mail, negotiations are now underway between the two clubs over the 21-year-old, who is nearing the end of his season-long loan at the Stadium of Light.

Sanderson has really impressed in the last couple of months.

He did not get too many minutes in the beginning, but has now become a key player for manager Lee Johnson.

A string of rock-solid performances from the youngster have now helped Sunderland turn into automatic promotion contenders.

They’re third in the League One table and are just two points behind Peterborough with a game in hand.

It’s claimed by the Daily Mail that Wolves are contemplating selling Sanderson for around £2 million.

There’s no word on any potential sell-on clauses or add-ons – just that there is contact.

The development comes just days after Sanderson reiterated his desire to play in the Premier League with the Wolves first-team (via Wolves official).

If true, Wolves may be making a mistake

If this report is true, many Wolves fans are going to be disappointed.

Sanderson has come in for so much praise in 2021 for the level he’s shown for Sunderland.

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Lots of people have been suggesting he should at least be looked at by the first-team coaching staff before a decision is made.

It’s understandable that Sunderland really want to keep him, but surely Wolves shouldn’t be rushing into any agreements over a player that could potentially do a job in the first-team.