It is fair to say Paul Gladon is not the most memorable signing made by Wolverhampton Wanderers since Fosun International completed their takeover of the club back in 2016.
The 26-year-old striker joined from Eredivisie side Heracles on a three-year deal and struggled at Molineux, although the signs were there. Gladon scored just four goals in 24 goals in his final season for the Dutch top flight team, and then followed that up with just two Championship appearances in Wolves’ colours.
Now, Gladon is back at Heracles on a season-long loan but is still not finding the net with any real regularity. It is just five Eredivisie goals this season, while almost half of his 27 league appearances have come from the bench.
And while Gladon told Dutch publication Tubantia in March that he had been in touch with Heracles’ chiefs about potentially extending his stay at Almelo, it seems the club has now decided against signing him on a permanent basis.
Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that long-serving manager John Stegeman, who has worked with Gladon during both spells at the club, is set to leave this summer.
But where next for the striker? Because it seems he has no future at Wolves either.
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