Leander Dendoncker has signed a new contract at Wolverhampton Wanderers, keeping him at the club until 2023 with the option of a further year. The Belgian initially joined the club on loan from Anderlecht in 2018 but made the move permanent last summer.
Leander Dendoncker Commits Future to Wolves
What Was Said?
Speaking to the club website about signing the new contract, Dendoncker said: “I’m really happy to be able to stay longer here and to extend my contract. It’s my third season now and until now, it has been a great journey; both for me, the club, the fans, the players, everyone.
“This is a great place to be at and to work. I’m happy off the pitch and on the pitch, so I’m really happy to be able to stay here longer.”
Pen to paper.
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He continued: “For the club, it’s been a great journey in the Premier League, as well as in the Europa League because to get to the quarter-finals is a really nice memory for the club, and it has been great until now.
“I hope we can end this season well, but we will need to keep on working hard for that, and I hope we can get there.”
Versatility Will Have Been Key in Decision
Since arriving at Wolves, Dendoncker has been known for his ability to play either in midfield or at the back. He is currently operating in the middle of the park as Wolves transition away from the five-man defence that brought them much success in their return to the Premier League.
In the past, though, he was a regular fixture amongst the three central defenders deployed by manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
So far this season, the 25-year-old has started nine of Wolves’ 11 league matches, with only three of those being defeats.