Birmingham City are reportedly ready to make a £2 million swoop for Wolves defender Dion Sanderson.
According to journalist Alan Nixon, the Championship side are now actively trying to sign the 23-year-old permanently.
Sanderson has just finished another loan spell at St. Andrew’s.
He spent the whole of 2022/23 with the club, after spending the first-half of 2021/22 there before being recalled by Wolves mid-season.
Frustratingly for Sanderson, he missed most of the last few months of the season due to injury. He did return for the final league game against Sheffield United and got 90 minutes.
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It was a back injury that kept Sanderson sidelined, causing him to miss 12 matchday squads in a row.
He returned to the bench against Coventry City but did not play, before finally featuring against the Blades.
Despite missing a big chunk of the second half of the season, Birmingham have clearly been impressed with Sanderson.
Nixon says the club are now ready to launch a £2 million swoop for the player.
It is something that was to be expected, with manager John Eustace having praised him publicly earlier this year.
He had stated that the club would look into making him a permanent layer at Birmingham.
It remains to be seen now if Wolves will accept Birmingham’s offer for Sanderson, who has only ever made one first-team appearance for Wolves. That was against Aston Villa in a Carabao Cup game a few seasons ago.
It has been reported for a while now that Wanderers are open to offloading Sanderson this summer. Stoke City have also been mentioned as interested.
Dion Sanderson will surely be sold this summer by Wolves, as Birmingham ready offer
It would be very surprising if Wolves did not sell Sanderson this summer.
He is 23 now and it just wouldn’t make sense to sanction further loan moves.
It’s a bit like the Ryan Giles situation in that, Wolves need to be taking a more definitive stance. Their stocks probably won’t be higher than they are now, and both should be cashed in on if there aren’t any plans to integrate them into the first-team.
Given the apparent FFP issues, you would think Wolves will be offloading the pair this summer.
While they will not fetch absolutely huge fees, their departures, plus a couple of big name outgoings, may help a little to ease the situation.