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Wolves selling “undroppable” Dendoncker could spell disaster

Wolves are set for a busy summer transfer window at the end of this season, with the likes of Ruben Neves, Max Kilman and Morgan Gibbs-White being linked with moves away from the club, while Joao Moutinho, Fernando Marcal and Romain Saiss currently will be leaving the club for free – unless new contract extensions can be agreed.

Another name now linked with an exit is versatile midfielder Leander Dendoncker, who has previously been described as “undroppable” by Dave Edwards despite never really nailing down one specific position as his own during his time at the club.

What’s the news?

In a report published by the Daily Mail, they claimed that Wolves “may listen to offers” for the Belgium international, who can fill in either at midfield or in defence.

Should Wolves sell Dendoncker this Summer?

Yes, he's not good enough!

Yes, he's not good enough!

No, he's a key squad player!

No, he's a key squad player!

Valued at £27m by Transfermarkt, any potential fee would likely be of a good value to the club, but his adaptability and versatility could be invaluable, with not too many players in world football right now being able to competently fill in those positions as well as Dendoncker.

Important squad player for Lage

Manager Bruno Lage has used the 26-year-old regularly this season, with him making 23 appearances in the Premier League, scoring one and assisting two on his way to earning an average match rating of 6.79 – which while may seem underwhelming, a number of his poorer games in terms of match rating have come from off the bench.

He’s a player that at club and country level can be counted on to add a bit more stability and control in the midfield – but may not catch the eye as much as the likes of Moutinho and Neves.

However, if Wolves get European football next season, players like Dendoncker should be kept around even if they aren’t going to be regular starters, as he in particular provides excellent squad depth in a number of areas.

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Completing on average 86% of his passes in the Premier League, as well as making over one tackle, over one clearance and no errors leading to goals, he has shown that while at times he can be frustrating to watch, he is still a valuable asset at Molineux, and will be difficult to replace should he leave at the end of the season.

With that in mind, letting a player leave what is already a small squad would be somewhat of a blunder from Lage and co.

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