By Harvey Byrne
Wolves midfielder Lee Evans is closing in on an exit from the club with loan move on the horizon, according to a reliable journalist.
Express and Star reporter Tim Spiers has reported on his personal Twitter account on Sunday afternoon that the 23-year-old is close to agreeing a loan switch for the season with summer appointment Nuno Espirito Santo continuing his squad overhaul.
I gather Lee Evans is close to agreeing a loan switch for the season as Wolves' summer clearout continues.
— Tim Spiers (@TimSpiers) July 30, 2017
A prospective loan move will mark Evans’ second at the club after he spent the 2015-16 campaign at Bradford in League One, returning four goals and four assists in 41 matches in total for the Yorkshire club.
It is likely that he will be looking for a similar amount of game time at his next club after playing just 15 times in the Championship for Wolves in the last campaign.
The midfielder has been at Wolves since January 2013 after agreeing a £200,000 from League Two outfit Newport County and he still has three years remaining on his contract at the Midlands club.
Football Insider verdict:
Given his lack of playing time in the last campaign as well as the signing of midfield star Ruben Neves for a massive £15million it is clear that Evans is expendable in the current Wolves team. At his age he can no longer be considered a player of potential and should be pushing a lot more for a starting place. Wolves have also since progressed after Evans’ signing and the midfielder is just one of the remnants from the previous regime, which is no longer good for the club. Therefore, while Evans is only moving out on loan this time it is likely that his long-term future lies away from Molineux.
In other Wolves transfer news, this forward is being eyed by two Championship clubs.