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Wolves transfer news: Dexter Lembikisa a January loan target for Championship clubs

Wolves youngster Dexter Lembikisa is reportedly wanted on loan by a number of Championship clubs in January.

The Sun report (18/12/22, page 62) that interest is increasing in the 19-year-old, who made his first-team debut against Leeds United in the Carabao Cup last month.

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Lembikisa has enjoyed a brilliant past couple of years at Wolves.

The starlet penned his first professional contract a year ago, having previously impressed with the U18s.

And in recent times, Lembikisa has really caught the eye with the U21s, impressing as both a right and left-back.

He finally got a short cameo for the first-team against Leeds, which he describes as a ‘special moment’.

With Steve Davis in interim charge, there was always a chance he could get minutes with the first-team.

Davis lavished praise on him earlier in the year, stating he was someone others should look to copy. He said: “He’s a top player. He’s showing in a very short space of time how good and how quickly he can improve and develop. He’s a great example to the other lads.”

Now that he’s had a taste of it, he will undoubtedly work his socks off for another chance.

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It would seem Wolves see his immediate future away from Molineux though.

Apparently the club would be open to sending him out on loan next month.

The teenager has several clubs from the English second tier showing interest in him at the moment.

Wolves should sanction Dexter Lembikisa loan exit in January

It would be great to see Lembikisa get a loan move in January.

His development has been very exciting over the past couple of years, and he’s now been handed a cameo for the first-team.

While Jonny and Nelson Semedo are both in poor form, it might be a bit soon for him to be brought into the squad as a regular.

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A stint in the Championship could be a very good idea.

Wolves have seen previously with Morgan Gibbs-White and Matija Sarkic how the division has helped to develop their players.