Dion Sanderson has reportedly turned down an offer of a new contract from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The central defender has one year left to run on his current deal.

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According to The Athletic, the English youngster has actually been offered fresh terms, but Wolves’ offer has been knocked back.

It’s explained the club are hopeful of reaching an agreement with the player though.

Sanderson is the subject of interest from both Newcastle United and Sunderland at the moment.

The Mirror reported yesterday that the Magpies had seen a £1.5 million offer turned down. Wolves supposedly want £2 million.

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The Athletic’s report claims the bid was actually nearer to £1 million.

 

Whatever was bid, Wolves have deemed it too low.

The Athletic add that the plan is to get Sanderson signed up to a new contract, before loaning him out to a club in the Championship.

Encouraging news

That Wolves have apparently offered Sanderson a new contract is good news.

All the indications up to now have been that Wolves planned to sell this window.

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Hopefully an agreement can be reached, and he can then be loaned to a Championship side to further his development.

A stint in the English second tier would be a logical next step for Sanderson, and potentially very valuable for his growth.

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