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Dendoncker can still come good at Wolves amid criticism for joining club

Dendoncker can still come good at Wolves amid criticism for joining club

Wolves have made a fine start to the season with Nuno Espirito Santo’s men not only picking up results but also playing well overall.

As a result, there have not been many first-team changes, leaving players such as summer signing Leander Dendoncker having to settle for a role on the bench.

And the Belgian has since come under criticism for his decision to join Wolves with his current situation showing no signs of improving.

The Breakdown

In an interview with Het Nieuwsblad (via Sport Witness), former Ajax manager Aad de Mos was speaking about the stagnation of Belgian winger Zakaria Bakkali and was quick to mention Dendoncker’s dilemma at Wolves to back up his point.

“Those top agents have ten such boys, in the hope that one breaks through,” de Mos told Het Nieuwsblad on the topic of super-agent Jorge Mendes, who spearheaded Bakkali’s transfer to Valencia, which was not a success for the Belgium international.

“But they choose the wrong clubs, like Leander Dendoncker, who also plays at such a club, Valencia was a transit house at that time too.”

Ultimately, it is clear that de Mos takes issue with clubs such as Valencia and Wolves who he deems as being a “transit house”.

Whatever the case, it does not mean £15.3m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Dendoncker cannot be a success at Molineux. There is still plenty of time for him to turn things around.

Given how Wolves are currently playing, it is not surprising to see Nuno stick with his winning formula and not change things unnecessarily.

Dendoncker, though, still has the kind of ability and versatility that can make him an extremely valuable asset to have as the season progresses.

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