Wolves want to send Yerson Mosquera on loan somewhere this month, sporting director Matt Hobbs has confirmed.
Wanderers have this morning announced the signing of Craig Dawson from West Ham United.
The 32-year-old has become the club’s fourth addition of the window, after Matheus Cunha, Mario Lemina and PAblo Sarabia.
Dawson arrives at Molineux having been firmly on Wolves’ radar in past months.
The club wanted to sign him on deadline day in the last window.
But West Ham were unable to sign a replacement for him, and so a move did not materialise.
But Wolves have now got their man, and reports have suggested the club have paid around £3.3 million for the Englishman.
Unfortunately, the deal was not completed in time for Dawson to be involved against Manchester City today.
Hobbs said of Dawson (Wolves official): “We’re bringing another leader into the group, which is always a positive, but if you look at our centre backs, they’re all relatively young, not just in age, but also the number of games they’ve played in English league football, let alone the Premier League.”
Julen Lopetegui now has five centre-backs available to him.
But Hobbs has said that the intention is to now loan out Mosquera, which perhaps could see another centre-back come through the door.
“We want to get Yerson [Mosquera] out on loan, to start getting some games”, he added. “The manager has real belief in him and the tools he has. We brought him in, and he was unlucky with his two hamstring injuries, and then it wasn’t a great time to drop an inexperienced defender back into the team.
“He’s been a victim of circumstances, so for us it’s important to get him out on loan, so the fact we bring Craig in to be the player he’ll be, but also help the defenders in the building and allow Yerson to go out on loan is great for the football club.”
Mosquera, 21, has played just 10 minutes for the Wolves first-team since joining the club in the summer of 2021.
He was forced off against Tottenham Hotspur in a Carabao Cup tie, after sustaining a serious hamstring injury.
Yerson Mosquera needs game time, and loan move would be correct decision by Wolves
Mosquera is the only Wolves player who hasn’t had any first-team minutes whatsoever this season.
He has been really unfortunate, with Nathan Collins and Maximilian Kilman firmly established as a centre-back pairing at Molineux. And Toti Gomes has been third choice.
Wolves had wanted to loan Mosquera out in the last window.
But it depended on Dawson coming in, and obviously it fell through that time.
But Dawson has now signed, and it looks as though Wolves have the same plan for Mosquera.
It’s is currently not clear where he could head. French club Troyes were linked with him last summer so perhaps they may come back in for him. There was also some interest from Galatasaray recently.