Wolves goalkeeper Matija Sarkic is reportedly likely to head back out on loan for the 2022/23 season.
The 24-year-old joined Birmingham City for the 2021/22 season, and had made a really bright start at St. Andrew’s.
But Sarkic suffered a dislocated shoulder in the Blues’ first Championship game of 2021, and the issue would rule him out for the rest of the season.
The star needed surgery, and he headed back to Compton Park having made 23 appearances.
Wolves are said to not want Sarkic sat on the bench next season.
Supposedly, the situation with John Ruddy could complicate matters. The veteran is out of contract in the summer and could move on.
But, according to The Athletic, Wolves are set to send Sarkic back out on loan as things currently stand.
The update comes after there were claims that Birmingham had made contact with Wolves about a possible permanent move to St. Andrew’s for the player.
Birmingham fans would certainly love to see him back for at least another season.
They recently voted him as their Player of the Season, despite him missing half the campaign because of his injury.
And Sarkic seemingly wouldn’t mind returning, saying: “Of course, I feel like I have unfinished business here, obviously.
“But I am still waiting to see what Wolves say and to see what the situation is here at Blues. I think we all know it’s a bit unknown at the moment. I hope everything goes positively over the summer and then who knows?”
Wolves would be making the right move sending Matija Sarkic out on loan again
It feels like the right move by Wolves to send Matija Sarkic out on loan again next season.
It was really unfortunate that he picked up the injury he did. He was having a brilliant stint and crucially, he was playing week in week out.
Ideally, he’ll go back to Birmingham for a second spell. He’s really admired there, and there’s a good chance he’ll get regular game time again.
Perhaps after another season out on loan, he’d potentially be ready to challenge Jose Sa back at Molineux.