Even if Leander Dendoncker’s contract with Wolverhampton Wanderers expires in 2023, the Premier League club have some solace in knowing they also have an option to extend it by a year if they want.
This hasn’t stopped the Belgian from being linked with a move away from Molineux this summer, with Lazio reportedly keen on the versatile player.
The reason for that is Maurizio Sarri is trying to get himself a new team for next season, and with Sergej Milinković-Savić set to leave the club at the end of the season after seven years there, a replacement will be needed.
The ideal man in the Italian manager’s eyes is reportedly Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek, but if he proves unattainable, then the ‘wild card’ is the Wolves player, because ‘he does not only play as a playmaker, but also as a central defender’, according to Corriere dello Sport.
They say his contract expires in 2023, but a quick Google will take you to the official announcement of his 2020 renewal with Wolves, which explicitly states ‘the popular Belgian, now in his third season at Molineux, sealed a new deal until 2023, with an option to extend for the 2023/24 season’.
Therefore, it’s not quite that simple.