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Wolves transfer news: Bruno Jordao set to join Santa Clara on loan

Wolves midfielder Bruno Jordao is set to join Santa Clara on loan for the season, according to journalist Pedro Sepulveda.

The 23-year-old is set to depart Molineux once again to try and build some consistency.

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Jordao spent the second half of last season on loan at Grasshoppers, where he made 11 appearances.

It was not a particularly productive spell for Jordao, who struggled for starts towards the end.

It has been expected that Jordao would be playing his football elsewhere in 2022/23. Wolves were reportedly hopeful at one point of receiving a fee for him.

He was not included in the squad for the pre-season trip to Alicante.

He did travel to Portugal for the games against Sporting CP and SC Farense. But he had no involvement due to injury.

Sepulveda claims that Santa Clara are set to take him for the season. There is apparently no option to buy for the Portuguese outfit.

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The player is said to already be in Portugal finalising the move.

The development comes amid news that Wolves have agreed a fee with Sporting CP to sign Matheus Nunes.

The star has also agreed personal terms ahead of a move to Molineux, and fans are buzzing to watch him in Wolves colours after being linked for so long.

Undoubtedly, Nunes’ arrival would mean very little opportunity for Jordao to play.

Last chance saloon for Bruno Jordao with star set for Santa Clara move

So it looks like Jordao will be heading out again, and one gets the feeling this could be his last chance to prove himself to the Wolves hierarchy.

Obviously, he suffered a really bad knee injury whilst playing for Farmalicao in the 2020/21 season. It has been hard for to get back on track.

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The move to Grasshoppers was designed for him to just get out and play.

Now, it’s about him putting down a marker. He needs a big season if he is to be in contention for a first-team place.

Bruno Lage has shown he will turn to players that have done well out on loan, like Morgan Gibbs-White and Connor Ronan, so the motivation should be there for Jordao.