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Wolves: Dion Sanderson linked with Birmingham City

Wolves: Dion Sanderson linked with Birmingham City - Wolves

Birmingham City are interested in signing Wolverhampton Wanderers ace Dion Sanderson on a loan deal this summer [The Athletic via Birmingham Live].

The Lowdown: Wolverhampton Wanderers get ready for 2021/22

Looking towards 2021/22, many supporters up and down the country will be intrigued to see how newly appointed Wolves manager Bruno Lage re-structures his squad ahead of the forthcoming campaign.

Despite starting the window in earnest by acquiring Yerson Mosquera and Rayan Ait Nouri permanently, the likes of Rui Patricio and Ruben Vinagre have left the club so it would not be a surprise to see more outgoings.

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The Latest: Sanderson targeted by Birmingham City; multiple clubs keen

Birmingham City are said to be keen on securing 21-year-old Sanderson on loan for the upcoming season [Birmingham Live].

Sheffield United, Sunderland, Newcastle United and Millwall are also in the running for his signature.

The Wolverhampton-born defender signed a new contract at the Premier League club last year, keeping himself in the West Midlands until summer 2022 [Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Official].

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The Verdict: Sanderson loan is best case for Wolves

Encouragingly, this news could provide plenty of positivity for the Wolverhampton Wanderers faithful.

Evidently a talented defender, affording Sanderson the opportunity to learn and develop in the Sky Bet Championship this year would further increase his first-team chances in the long term, rather than losing him permanently to the likes of Newcastle, who have had a bid rejected.

In 2020/21, he spent the term on loan at North-East giants Sunderland, making 27 appearances for the Sky Bet League one side [Transfermarkt].

Furthermore, he impressed across the campaign with his propensity to disposing of dangerous attacking situations, making 2.7 clearances per game within this timeframe [WhoScored].

In his 1841 minutes completed for both Sunderland and Wolves, he recorded an impressive passing accuracy of 81.6% [WhoScored].

Once labelled as ‘an absolute Rolls-Royce’ by Black Cats manager Lee Johnson, he could well still have a future at the heart of the Wolves defence, so we feel a temporary move to earn more experience one division up from his last loan would be perfect.

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