Wolves midfielder Meritan Shabani has admitted that his move to Wolves last summer was a “difficult decision” to make.
Tough time for Shabani
The German put pen to paper on a three-year contract at Molineux for the under-23s last summer but has struggled to put himself into first team contention.
During that time, he has made just one appearance for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, which was a 16-minute cameo during their victory on penalties against Reading in the third round of last season’s Carabao Cup (TransferMarkt), in which he left the field early after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his right knee.
His move to the West Midlands ended his 13-year stay with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and he spoke about his experiences of adjusting to life in England and with Wolves.
“It was a difficult decision,” he told Transfermarkt. “The main thing was that I wanted to take the next step. And Wolverhampton were very interested.
“My family is everything to me, so I discuss a lot with them and of course with my advisor.
“We were of the opinion that I now have to take this next step. Therefore, the decision was made in the end. I played for Bayern for 13, 14 years. Leaving there was a difficult decision.”
Shabani continued: “(It’s been) very good. Sure, I was hurt for a long time. But otherwise, it went really well.
“The way people treat you makes a huge difference. I got so much help. No matter what happens – everyone stands next to you and supports you. That’s the biggest thing I’ve noticed here.”
Big decision to make
Shabani has been hugely unfortunate since he arrived in England. His only competitive appearance for the club ended in one of the most horrific injuries that a player can suffer.
That being said, his positivity comes across as infectious as he remains upbeat about breaking into Nuno’s side in the near future.
The manager has a big decision to make regarding his future. There will always be that thought in the back of his mind as to whether a similar sort of injury could reoccur, with it already happening once.
Time will tell what the Portuguese tactician decides to do with Shabani, and Wolves’ results over the coming weeks and months could either make or break his future at the club.
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