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Wolves transfer news: Connor Ronan set for permanent move to MLS

Connor Ronan is reportedly set to leave Wolves and head to the MLS.

The midfielder has struggled for minutes this season after coming back following a successful loan spell with St Mirren in 2021/22.

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Ronan impressed former manager Bruno Lage in pre-season enough to have a place in the first-team squad.

But the 24-year-old didn’t get a single minute under Lage.

Steve Davis gave him his only two appearances of the campaign so far. He got a couple of minutes against Brighton for his Premier League debut.

And he then got his first start of the season against Leeds United in the Carabao Cup.

He’s not featured under Julen Lopetegui so far, and now it’s being reported Ronan is set to leave.

MLS club Colorado Rapids are in talks to sign Ronan, and are hoping to get a deal done in the coming days according to the Express & Star.

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The move comes as no real surprise.

There are now several midfield options at Molineux including Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Matheus Nunes, Boubacar Traore, Joe Hodge and Mario Lemina. New signing Pablo Sarabia is also versatile enough to play centrally.

Lopetegui recently said that Ronan was in line for minutes at Wolves.

But it would appear that won’t be happening.

Connor Ronan needs to leave Wolves and go play regularly, as reports emerge about MLS move

So it looks like Ronan will finally be leaving Wolves permanently.

And it’s something he needs really.

Ronan has had a string of loan spell since joining the club back in 2016.

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He’s never quite been able to establish himself as a genuine first-team option, and so this does feel like the right time for him to go given he’ll be 25 in March.

He’s apparently had interest in him from clubs in Scotland and the Championship.

But it looks like he’s bound for the MLS. On the face of it that’s a little surprising, but if it’s right for him then he should be wished well.