Do reports suggest Leander Dendoncker didn't want to sign for Wolves?

A general view of Molineux before the Capital One Cup First Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newport County at Molineux on August 11, 2015 in Wolverhampton, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers added Belgian international Leander Dendoncker to an increasingly impressive Premier League squad on Thursday.

Leander Dendoncker at the Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground on August 7, 2018 in Wolverhampton, England.

Leander Dendoncker certainly seemed happy as Larry when posing in the famous golden shirt of Wolverhampton Wanderers on transfer deadline day.

"It's a dream for every player to play in the Premier League. I hope I can help the team as fast as possible," the Belgian international, who cost £12 million, told Wolves TV.

"I followed Wolves a bit last year and I saw they did really good, winning a lot of games, playing good football. I think it's an ambitious club so I am ready to give everything."

 

But reports over in Belgium do not exactly suggest that Dendonker was overawed by the prospect of swapping Anderlecht for the Premier League newcomers. There is a real hint that the 22-year-old has chosen to move to Molineux because of an absence of so-called ‘better offers’.

HLN claimed on Thursday ahead of his move to Molineux that Dendoncker was ‘rather unhappy’. And just a week earlier, Foot Mercato even claimed that his client had turned down a move to Wolves.

Leander Dendoncker of Belgium during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between England and Belgium at the Kalingrad stadium on June 28, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia

"All the options he had are closing up. He refused Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton for example,” a source close to the World Cup bronze medallist told Foot Mercato.

So is there a chance that Dendoncker moved to Wolves because of a lack of other options? It seems that this is a genuine possibility. But if Nuno Espirito Santo’s side take the Premier League by storm, he could be pleasantly surprised with his new surroundings.

Leander Dendoncker at the Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground on August 7, 2018 in Wolverhampton, England.

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