EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Wolves are ready to send Leo Bonatini and Kortney Hause out on loan during next month’s transfer window, Football Insider understands.
Brazilian striker Bonatini and defender Hause have both found themselves down the pecking order in Nuno Espirito Santo’s first-team plans at Molineux so far this season.
Bonatini, who made his loan move from Saudi Professional League side Al-Hilal permanent in the summer, has only made nine appearances in all competitions so far this season, with his only starts coming in the EFL Cup.
The 24-year-old scored 12 goals in 43 games last season to help Wolves win promotion to the Premier League, but the summer arrival of Raul Jimenez from Benfica has pushed him down the pecking order.
Hause, who can play at left-back or centre-back, has not featured in the Premier League this season with his only two first-team appearances coming in the EFL Cup.
Espirito Santo is happy to let the pair go out on loan in January so that they can valuable first-team action under their belts as they are unlikely to break into his side in the second half of the season.
A number of Championship clubs have made enquiries about taking Bonatini and Hause on loan in January and Wolves are now assessing their options.
In other Midlands giants transfer news, a senior duo at the club are set to quit permanently after the managerial green light.