Wolves' progress summed up by lack of regret over David Edwards' Reading move

Nuno Espirito Santo manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers claps the fans during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22,...

David Edwards was one of Wolves' best players last season but few are questioning the club's decision to accept Reading's £1m bid.

David Edwards, Danny Batth and Carl Ikeme of Wolves celebrate on the final whistle after the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Griffin Park on...

David Edwards can perhaps consider himself to be a victim of Wolves’ success.

The midfielder spent ten years at Molinuex after signing from Luton Town in an inspired deal all the way back in 2007. And in his final season for the club, 2016/17, Edwards even enjoyed the most prolific goalscoring run of his career, notching 10 times from central midfield.

But only a few months after that season ended, Wolves have barely thought about the long-serving former fans’ favourite.

Aided by the finances of their Chinese owners and the connections of Jorge Mendes, Wolves smashed the Championship transfer record to land Porto wonderkid Ruben Neves (below) and also brought in Alfred N’Diaye from Villarreal.

Ruben Neves of Wolves  in action during the pre-season friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on July 29, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England.

As such, there was no room at Molinuex for Edwards any more. So it was little surprise when Wolves let the 31-year-oldl leave for league rivals Reading, last season’s play-off finalists paying £1 million for the Welsh international, according to the Express and Star.

And while Edwards is in fine form for Reading right now, scoring in successive wins against Barnsley and Sunderland, it’s a real indication of how far Wolves have come that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side do not miss him one jot.

David Edwards (R) of Reading shoots to score during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Reading at Stadium of Light on December 2, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

Wolves have built a side with a smattering of genuine Premier League quality, leaving some of the club’s most loyal servants, including Edwards and centre-back Danny Batth, falling down the pecking order.

Edwards is a proven and talented Championship player who continues to perform impressively at this level. But this ambitious and expensively-assembled Wolves side has left him behind.

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