Kortney Hause makes decision on Wolves future - is it the wrong one?

Manager of Wolves, Nuno Espirito Santo looks on during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 24, 2017 in...

England U21 centre-back Kortney Hause has played just seven minutes of Championship football for Nuno Espirito Santo's Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa and Kortney Hause of Wolverhampton Wanderers in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Villa Park on...

Why would anyone want to leave Wolverhampton Wanderers right now?

The Black Country giants are embarking on one of the most exciting and ambitious projects in European football right now with their Chinese owners willing to pay huge amounts of money to turn the club from a Championship team into a European contender.

So it perhaps should not be a surprise that centre-back Kortney Hause has decided to commit his future to the club, extending his contract until the summer of 2022 according to the Express and Star.

Willian of Chelsea (L) and Kortney Hause of Wolves (R) battle for possession during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea at Molineux on...

But although sporting director Kevin Thelwell has spoken glowingly about the England U21 ace’s potential and promise, there is one standout stat that perhaps makes Hause’s decision to sign a new deal a little less understandable.

He has played made just one Championship appearance all season. And that lasted just seven minutes, coming off the bench in the latter stages of a 3-0 win against Brentford in January.

Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolves manager looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Wolverhampton at The Den on December 26, 2017 in London, England.

Hause, who was a regular for Paul Lambert the campaign prior, has spent the entire season behind Willy Boly, Ryan Bennett, Conor Coady, Danny Batth and even Roderick Miranda in the pecking order.

This is without mentioning the fact that Wolves are expected to spend big and strengthen again when promotion to the Premier League is assured. So the chances of Hause featuring regularly under Nuno Espirito Santo in the top flight look slim as things stand.

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