Wolves boss Bruno Lage set to assess squad as Sunderland prepared for waiting game over Dion Sanderson
Sunderland may have to be patient in their pursuit of Dion Sanderson - as new Wolves boss Bruno Lage weighs-up his options.
The Portuguese manager was appointed at Molineux earlier this week and is set to assess his squad in the coming weeks before finalising transfer plans.
Sanderson will be one player of intrigue for the new Wolves boss following his impressive loan stint on Wearside – and the fact that he now appears ready for sustained first-team involvement.
The 21-year-old is thought to be the subject of interest from a number of clubs this summer, but has publicly spoken of his desire to represent Wolves in the Premier League.
Lage, who cut his teeth in youth football and previously coached Benfica’s ‘B’ team, isn’t afraid to hand opportunities to younger players.
But it remains to be seen whether that will be the case at Wolves in the pressurised environment of the English top flight.
The new manager is set to make assessing what the squad has to offer his first priority – and only once that process is complete may any potential deal for Sanderson be sanctioned.
Speaking after his unveiling, Lage said: “I’ll be trying to know everyone, to see what the club has to offer, and my first idea is to try to link everyone together.
“I want to create a good dynamic of group, with my staff, with all the departments of the club. I have tried to link all together to start to build up the new cycle.”