Wolves are reportedly open to loaning out Dexter Lembikisa next season, with Burton Albion keen on the youngster.
The Express & Star have reported the 19-year-old is set to leave Molineux in search of senior minutes.
He has risen up the ranks at Wolves and his development has caught the eye of clubs in the Football League.
League One side Burton have been keeping their eye on the player and could apparently make a move for him in the summer.
It is stated that Lembikisa actually could have left Wolves in January.
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But, like with Joe Hodge, Julen Lopetegui ultimately didn’t give the green light. He wanted to keep Lembikisa as a fifth full-back as a precaution.
Lembikisa is a player Wolves have very high hopes for.
He has developed quickly over the past couple of years, and he made his first-team debut for Wolves earlier this season.
He came on against Leeds United in the Carabao Cup back in November under Steve Davis. Days later, he made his Premier League debut against Arsenal.
His first start would come against Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup earlier this year.
He acquitted himself well that night against new Reds signing Cody Gakpo. He also started the replay at Molineux.
Minutes will be hard to come by for Lembikisa for the first-team from here on in. Lopetegui is looking to guide the club away from the relegation zone, and will be calling on more experienced heads like Nelson Semedo and Jonny Castro Otto.
Loan move the next step for promising young Wolves talent Dexter Lembikisa
Hopefully Lembikisa will indeed head out on loan ahead of next season.
He continually impresses at youth level and so it does seem the next logical step would be to get him out on loan.
He needs to experience senior football, and a loan move to a Football League club could be the making of him.
Sporting director Matt Hobbs revealed earlier this year that Lembikisa is a player Lopetegui really likes. He said: “He’s worked hard under the new manager, and Julen really likes him. He’s been impressed by his athleticism and by his one-on-one defending, which is excellent.”