Wolves defender Yerson Mosquera is set to complete a loan move to FC Cincinnati today.
The centre-back was last night finalising a move to the MLS club, according to journalist Tom Bogert. Pat Brennan of ENQ Sports and USA Today has also reported the news.
Mosquera has been something of a forgotten man at Molineux.
The youngster is the only player in the first-team squad who has been fit but not played a single minute.
The Colombian just hasn’t been trusted by Bruno Lage, Steve Davis or Julen Lopetegui.
Fans expected him to perhaps get a few minutes in the cup competitions.
But Nathan Collins, Maximilian Kilman and Toti Gomes have shared the minutes.
Wolves recently landed Craig Dawson from West Ham United.
He had been on Wolves’ radar since last summer, when they tried to get him in on deadline day.
Had Wolves been successful then, Mosquera would have headed out on loan. There was interest from Troyes in France, but a move did not materialise.
The Dawson deal collapsed, with West Ham failing to secure a replacement for him.
But it looks as though Mosquera will now get his move. Sporting director Matt Hobbs said that was the plan, after Dawson arrived.
Yerson Mosquera needs loan move, but FC Cincinnati move is a strange one
It is good that Mosquera is leaving Wolves to go out and play.
His time at Wolves so far has been very frustrating due to injury, and he needs to be developing and not gathering cobwebs.
This proposed loan move to Cincinnati is a very interesting one.
The MLS doesn’t have a reputation for being particularly high standard.
Many leagues in Europe are better, so it is a little surprising that he is heading there.
Perhaps he will be guaranteed to play, and at this stage that is the most important thing for the £4.5 million starlet, who missed a lot of football last term.