Leander Dendoncker could be a possible departure at Wolves this summer.
According to The Athletic, the Belgium international could leave this summer, although there is ‘nothing definitive’ on that front yet.
Dendoncker has been with Wanderers now since the summer of 2018, when he joined on an initial loan deal from Anderlecht.
He turned his move permanent the following summer.
To date, he has clocked up 154 appearances for the club, and is heading into the final year of his contract for 2022/23. The club supposedly hold an option to extend it by a further 12 months though.
But it could be that Dendoncker departs Molineux before reaching the end of his deal.
The Athletic believe it’s possible the 27-year-old could leave. But there is no mention of any clubs being interested at present.
They say he could go if he is hellbent on guaranteed starts ahead of the World Cup later this year.
Dendoncker has largely played second fiddle to Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho during his time at Wolves so far.
But he still gets plenty of minutes. And if Neves leaves, opportunities may increase for him.
Earlier this year, there were reports of interest from Serie A club Lazio.
They were said to be looking at a few players, with Dendoncker the cheapest of three options.
Leander Dendoncker departure at Wolves this summer would be a surprise
If Dendoncker left Wolves this summer, it would be quite a surprise.
He may have been behind Neves and Moutinho in the pecking order, but he’s still an important squad player who can play in both midfield and defence.
Given the World Cup is taking place later this year, it would perhaps be a bit of a risk for Dendoncker to move clubs in the summer.
It’s possible he might not hit the ground running and he could lose his seat on the plane.
At the moment, Dendoncker is an established member of Roberto Martinez’ squad, and it’s likely he will go to Qatar. Leaving Wolves could ultimately jeopardise his chances.
And Lage previously called Dendoncker one of the best professionals at the club. He clearly rates him highly and likely won’t want him going anywhere.