According to The Athletic’s Tim Spiers, Wolves are close to signing Dijon central midfielder Enzo Loiodice with the 19-year-old expected to complete a medical at Compton Park tomorrow.
It is believed that the France U20 international is on the verge of joining on loan which includes an option to buy at the end of the season as the club continues to bolster their youth ranks.
Loiodice will initially be a signing for the U23 squad, but as seen with Pedro Neto earlier this summer, it won’t take much for a quick promotion as first-team manager Nuno Santo is light on options across the pitch.
Loiodice, a right-footed defensive midfielder, will head into the U23 squad to start with. Played 21 times in Ligue 1.
— Tim Spiers (@TimSpiers) January 27, 2020
This move is certainly one for the future with the 5 foot 9 midfielder becoming the third youth arrival at Molineux this campaign, following Ecuadorian striker Leonardo Campana and 17-year-old Dutch centre-back Nigel Lonwijk.
As already mentioned, Nuno isn’t afraid to turn to youth when the time is right. He’ll only need impress for the U23s to get noticed by his Portuguese senior.
Loiodice has played 21 times in the top-flight of French football, which suggests that he could easily be on the fast-track to the first-team. Earlier this season he played the full 90 minutes against Monaco as Dijon lost by the one goal.
His mobility and attacking prowess has also led to comparisons to Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso.
Wolves have beaten the likes of Feyenoord, Benevento and Chievo to his signature while it is also claimed that Dijon wanted to extend his current deal by a year, so it’s going to be an interesting six months for the young French prospect.
And in other news, Wolves transfer target Daniel Podence spotted still in Greece