Wolves have reportedly rejected a loan offer from an unnamed Italian club for defender Toti Gomes.
The 23-year-old was not a part of Bruno Lage’s matchday squad for Saturday’s game with Leeds United.
He had been struggling with a slight hamstring issue in pre-season.
But it is thought Toti will feature for the U21s tonight.
Wolves have apparently had interest in Toti from a club in Italy.
The club have turned their loan offer down, which adds fuel to the fire regarding the Conor Coady situation.
The captain is being heavily linked with a loan move to Everton (BBC Sport), and it could be that Wolves sanction his exit to help him in his bid to make England’s World Cup squad.
Last term, Toti emerged as a surprise centre-back option at Molineux.
The club brought him back in January from his loan spell with Grasshoppers, and he went on to make five appearances for the first-team.
He earned plaudits for his performances, with Lage suggesting at the end of the season he could form part of a rebuild for 2022/23.
It looks as though Wolves do intend to keep hold of Toti having rejected an Italian club’s proposal to take him on loan.
Wolves right to have rejected loan bid for Toti Gomes
With it now looking likely that £2 million man Coady will depart, Wolves are doing the right thing by declining to loan out Toti.
There’s potential for Toti to get a decent amount of minutes this season.
He can provide cover at centre-half for Maximilian Kilman and Nathan Collins. And he can also fill in at left-back if needs be.
He absolutely deserves to be a part of Wolves’ first-team squad given his performances last term.