Dendoncker joins on loan in latest Wolves coup

Leander Dendoncker has joined Wolves on an initial loan deal from Anderlecht and could make his debut against Everton on Saturday.

Published : Aug 09, 2018 20:49 IST

Wolves has signed Belgium international Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht in a loan move that will be made permanent next year.

Dendoncker, 23, has regularly been linked with some of Europe's biggest clubs, including Atletico Madrid and Manchester United, but he becomes the latest eye-catching signing secured by Wolves.

Despite only being promoted last term, Wolves had already signed the likes of Adama Traore, Willy Boly, Joao Moutinho, Raul Jimenez and Rui Patricio before Thursday's transfer deadline. And now Dendoncker, who has been capped six times by Belgium, joins the list, arriving on an initial one-year loan deal.

It is unclear how much Anderlecht stand to make in the deal when it is made permanent, but as recently as January club general manager Herman van Holsbeeck was demanding £27 million for him following reports of United's interest.

Dendoncker was present in Belgium's squad as it reached the World Cup semi-finals in July, making one appearance in Russia.

Competent both in midfield and at the back, Dendoncker is expected to go straight into Wolves' squad and could make his Premier League debut against Everton on Saturday.

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