After two transfer windows where a move was touted only for Anderlecht to block his departure, Leander Dendoncker finally got his move to the Premier League with Wolves.
Spending £12m on the versatile defender/midfielder’s services, Wolves saw the potential in the Belgium international, but they are yet to properly use it.
The 23-year-old has only made one appearance in the Premier League, coming on for a nine minute cameo against Chelsea a couple of weeks ago, and started two games in the Carabao Cup.
Just like Dendoncker over the past 12 months, one name we might be hearing about in the coming year or so linked with Premier League clubs is Hans Vanaken, whose performances for Club Brugge have earned him two caps with Belgium recently.
However, what you won’t see is him making a fuss to get a transfer like the now Wolves defender did, as he explained to Sport/Foot.
He said: “It’s probably a question of character. If Leander felt like he’d seen everything in the Belgian league and needed something else, maybe he needed to force things, but I don’t need that. I’m capable of doing it if I want but I’m not one to shout it from the rooftop.
“It’s not that I lack ambition. I want to go further, but I feel like the buying club needs to make the first move. They need to trust me and come find me. It’s not up to me to find an employer because that means I don’t have their full trust.”
So there you have it. If any club in the Premier League want a midfielder capable of scoring nine goals and assisting another 12 in all competitions by Christmas, you know where to go.
Just make sure you slide in his DMs first, because otherwise you’ll be waiting a while.