Wolves defender Dion Sanderson reportedly has interest from the Championship in the form of Sheffield United and Sunderland.
According to the Daily Mail, the 22-year-old centre-half could leave Molineux this summer in a permanent deal.
Last term, Sanderson started off with Birmingham City.
He did well at St Andrew’s, but was recalled by Wanderers due to a centre-back shortage. he didn’t actually end up getting any minutes, and was then sent to QPR for the remainder of the campaign.
Then-manager Mark Warburton was delighted with the acquisition of Sanderson, saying at the time: “He is solid, quick, a good athlete and comfortable on the ball, so he was an immediate target for us.”
The season before, Sanderson had a spell with Sunderland, who now want him back following their promotion to the English second tier.
The Black Cats defeated Wycombe Wanderers in the play-off final at Wembley, and are looking to strengthen.
Sheffield United’s mention is interesting.
It is stated that Wolves would be open to selling or loaning out Sanderson.
The Blades, of course, just took Morgan Gibbs-White on loan for a season. And the midfielder absolutely flourished at Bramall Lane, scoring 13 goals and making 10 assists.
It could be that Wolves would like to do business with United again if they decide on a loan.
Whatever the move, Sanderson knows that he is more likely to get regular football away from Molineux. The emergence of Toti Gomes has not particularly helped his cause.
Wolves are looking at a busy summer, and a centre-back is probably going to be on the agenda.
Romain Saiss has departed, so he needs replacing.
Wolves need to either loan Sanderson out or sell but include a buy-back or sell-on clause, amid Championship interest
Wolves should probably look to loan Sanderson out again this summer.
He was looking really good for Birmingham, but he was then recalled and that caused him to lose a bit of momentum heading into QPR.
He’s a really promising young defender, so perhaps the sensible move would be to give him another loan spell.
But if Wolves decide he is to be sold to raise some funds, then it’s important they try and include either a buy-back or a sell-on clause.
Sanderson has great potential. He could be worth quite a lot of money as he develops further.
So for Wolves to just sell him this summer and be done with it feels like something that could come back to bite the club.