While Wolverhampton Wanderers have been working hard to bolster their first-team in January (see the Daniel Podence articles), a smaller set of negotiations have been taking place with Dijon in Ligue 1.
The talks concerned young midfielder Enzo Loiodice, widely seen as a great talent, who has struggled for first-team football this season.
Wolves’ idea was to bring him in on loan to Molineux and play for the club’s reserves before potentially buying him outright and see if he could break into the first-team.
Previous articles suggested Dijon didn’t like the idea of a temporary deal, but it appears they caved in towards the end.
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) January 27, 2020
According to L’Equipe, Wolves have now wrapped up a six month loan for Loiodice that includes an option to buy.
However, before he leaves, it’s explained the 19-year-old will also extend his current deal with Dijon (set to expire in 2021) by a year.
Why isn’t explained, but it might simply be part of the agreement, helping the Ligue 1 side increase the value of the negotiated option to buy.