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Signing Dendoncker concludes a very good transfer window for Wolves

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo will look back at this summer’s transfer window and will be pleased with the business done by the club.

Rui Patricio and Joao Moutinho, in particular, were two very good captures and supporters will be eager to see them put on a Wolves shirt for the first time.

As well as Patricio and Moutinho, the 2017/18 Championship winners were also able to bring in Leander Dendoncker, who could prove to be a shrewd acquisition.

The Breakdown

Wolves earlier confirmed the signing of the Belgian from Anderlecht on a season-long loan, which will become a permanent move the following summer.

Dendoncker, who is valued at £15.3m by Transfermarkt, is a defensive midfielder who will bring much to Nuno’s side.

The 23-year-old will offer height and strength to the midfield and his aerial superiority and strong marking ability can provide Wolves with a massive boost when defending set pieces.

It is not just Dendoncker’s stature and physicality, though, that makes him a good signing for Wolves.

The Belgium international is also capable of passing accurately both short and long, which is ideal for a team such as Wolves, who were so dominant with the ball last season in the Championship and want to play on the front foot.

At 23 and in a new league as demanding and rigorous as the Premier League, it may take some time for Dendoncker to adapt. But in the former Anderlecht man, Wolves have a very promising midfielder in their ranks.

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