Done deal: Tenth player of the summer exits Wolves
By Danny Wright
Wigan have confirmed that they have signed Lee Evans on loan from Wolves.
The Latics announced on their official Twitter account on Monday that the 23-year-old has agreed terms to a season-long switch to the DW Stadium.
— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) July 31, 2017
Evans only signed a new contract with Wolves in February which will keep him at the club until 2020, however it seems that he isn’t in new manager Nuno Espirito Santo’s first-team plans following a glut of new players arriving at Molineux.
The Welsh midfielder has become the tenth first-team player to exit Wolves since the end of last season.
Mike Williamson, Silvio and James Henry were released, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, George Saville and Jed Wallace have been sold while Evans joins Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Dominic Iorfa and Paul Gladon in being loaned out.
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Evans will be joining up with former Wolves midfielder Paul Cook, who is now the manager of League One side Wigan.
The former Newport County midfielder featured 18 times across all competitions for Wolves in the 2016/17 campaign, but now he has left on loan for the second time in his career at Molineux after previously having a spell with Bradford.
Football Insider Verdict
It just goes to show how different players suffer different fates when there’s a change of management. Paul Lambert clearly made a statement when he offered Evans a three-year contract in February, but now it appears that the Welshman is no where near Nuno’s immediate plans for the senior squad. Wolves may have looked to sell Evans if he wasn’t tied down to such a long contract, as it seems a loan exit was the only possibility. As he is going to be on the books at Molineux for a long time, it would have been hard to convince him to leave, even if he isn’t going to be pushing players like Ruben Neves out of the squad for a long time. It’s a smart piece of business from Wolves which cancels out the poor piece of business done in February.