Leander Dendoncker became a fan favourite at Wolves last season, after featuring on loan from Belgium outfit Anderlecht.

Now, the Wanderers have made the 24-year-old a permanent member of their squad, as confirmed by the club’s official website.

Wolves were the surprise package last campaign, as they returned to the Premier League in style with a seventh-placed finish.

Dendoncker was a key figure in their success, featuring 19 times in the league and scoring twice, with a further seven appearances in cup competitions.

The club had an obligation to buy the Belgian international at the end of his loan spell, with the deal costing £12million according to TalkSport.

With much of the plaudits for Wolves last season going the way of their attacking players, such as Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez, Dendoncker offered stability in a holding midfielder role.

His defensive capabilities allowed Nuno Espirito Santo’s team to play with attacking flair, threatening opponents with their fast-paced counter-attacking style.

At just 24-years-old, Dendoncker is a solid investment in the future for Wolves as they look to maintain their status as a top 10 club in the Premier League.

With the Wanderers featuring in Europe this season, his international experience could be invaluable in what is set to be a testing season.

Whether Wolves can juggle their commitments in the Europa League with maintaining their position in the Premier League is yet to be seen, however they will delighted to have Dendoncker in their ranks permanently.


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