Spanish third-tier club Burgos have completed the signing of striker Donovan Wilson from Wolves, with the deal being announced on Burgos’ official website.
If that is the case, the Spanish outfit could end up signing Wilson on a free transfer, with the player making only four first-team appearances in his time at Wolves.
Wilson signed for Wolves permanently in 2015, having previously been on loan at the club from Bristol Rovers.
He failed to establish himself at either League Two club, scoring only once in a combined 18 appearances in the division.
However, his spell with Jumilla was more fruitful, netting six times in 16 games. He was among nine Wolves players loaned to the Spanish outfit last season as part of a formal partnership between the two clubs.
Although Wilson never made the grade at Molineux, Birmingham Live writer Alex Dicken has sung the player’s praises, having seen him in action regularly.
Speaking about Wilson [via Devon Live], Dicken said: “He’s very quick and quite strong. He has certainly had an eye for goal over the last few years for Wolves’ under-23s.” Having scored 23 goals in 57 games for that Wolves reserve side, Wilson has shown he can find the net, albeit at a lower level.
He wasn’t the only striker on Wolves’ books who struggled for opportunities at Molineux in recent months. Leo Bonatini played just nine games for the club last season, scoring once, and was loaned out to Nottingham Forest.
At least he got to play for Wolves in the Premier League, though, unlike Bright Enobakhare and Rafa Mir. The former was on loan to Kilmarnock and Coventry last term, scoring six goals in 24 games across the two clubs, while the latter netted seven times in 30 appearances on loan at Spanish second-tier side Las Palmas.
When the contributions of Raul Jimenez, Diogo Jota and Bonatini are taken out of the equation, the other five strikers on Wolves’ books last season played only 19 minutes between them in the first team.
That shows how difficult it has been for strikers like Wilson to make an impact at Molineux and, even with the club’s Europa League campaign beginning this week, Nuno has felt that the 22-year-old is dispensable.
Given that Wilson only scored once in 18 matches in League Two, it’s not surprising that Wolves feel he isn’t of Premier League standard and moved him on so readily.
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