By Pete O'Rourke

7th Jan, 2020 | 5:12pm

Exclusive: Wolves defender set for temp exit after Nuno makes up mind

Wolves are ready to loan out defender Dion Sanderson this month amid interest from multiple EFL clubs, Football Insider understands.

The 20-year-old centre-back is highly rated at Molineux having come through the club’s youth ranks and was rewarded with a new contract last June.

A Wolves source has told Football Insider that manager Nuno Espirito Santo has made up his mind to loan out Sanderson for the second half of the campaign as he does not figure prominently in his plans.

A number of Football League clubs are understood to have asked about taking Sanderson on loan during this month’s transfer window.

Wolves are now weighing up their options to decide where they feel would be best for his development ahead of the 31 January cut-off.

Sanderson made his competitive first-team debut in the Carabao Cup clash against Aston Villa in October but has not added to that single appearance.

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This came after he made a big impression in pre-season, featuring in the Premier League Asia Trophy final against Manchester City.

 

The rising star, who is the nephew of Olympic gold medallist javelin thrower Tessa Sanderson, has been a regular in the Wolves Under-23s side this season in Premier League 2.

With his first-team opportunities likely to be limited in the second half of the season, the Midlands big hitters feel Sanderson would benefit by going out on loan to gain valuable first-team experience.

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