Wolverhampton Wanderers signed Leander Dendoncker on a season-long loan deal from Anderlecht and the transfer will be made permanent next summer.
Since joining the Premier League club, the Belgian international has made only one appearance and that came in his side’s 2-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday in the Carabao Cup.
The 23-year-old is yet to make his debut in the league and so far, and this has created waves in Belgium. This led to rumours that his move to the Molineux Stadium will only be made permanent if he makes a certain number of appearances.
Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad has played down those suggestions and claims the English club has full faith in the versatile player, who can play in midfield and also in defence.
It’s also claimed that Dendoncker’s deal was made permanent only a ‘few weeks’ after he arrived in England and he has now signed a four-year contract, while his new club will pay €15m to the Jupiler Pro League side.
The mode of payment is still not clear, but it’s certain that Anderlecht will receive the fee from Wolves by next June. According to the insiders, the Football Association’s regulations forced Wolves to come up with a deal that suits all parties, which is to take him on loan and then make it permanent.