Wolves decision follows Leeds United's quietly abandoned approach

General View (GV) of a keep off the grass sign at Molineux Stadium ahead of the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on February 11, 2019...

Wolves and Leeds United have both tried to partner teams in Spain, without success.

General View (GV) of a keep off the grass sign at Molineux Stadium ahead of the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on February 11, 2019...

Wolves have decided to end their partnership with Spanish club FC Jumilla, the Birmingham Mail report.

The Spanish club were relegated to the Spanish fourth tier this past season.

Wolves had sent as many as 10 players to Jumilla over the course of the season.

 

They are not the only English side to abandon a short lived link up with a Spanish club over the past two seasons.

Leeds United had an unofficial agreement with Spanish second division side Cultural Leonesa a year ago.

This came about due to a mutual interest of Leeds board member Ivan Bravo, whose company Aspire owns Leonesa.

Yosuke Ideguchi of Japan shoots at goal during the EAFF E-1 Men's Football Championship between Japan and China at Ajinomoto Stadium on December 12, 2017 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan.

Leeds sent two players to Leonesa, Oriol Rey and Yosuke Ideguchi, and the moves did not help the Spanish side or the Whites out at all.

Neither Rey or Ideguchi have played a single minute for Leeds since, and Leonesa were relegated last season.

Last summer Leeds quietly dropped the idea of a feeder club and while they sent young players on loan to Spain, they were dotted around different teams, with not one headed to Leonesa.

The project was quietly abandoned, and Wolves too have found out that it is a tough project to make work.

The two teams were no doubt inspired by Manchester City's link up with Girona.

But even this has been difficult for City to make work.

Top talent Patrick Roberts was sent on loan to Girona this season and saw his development stall massively, struggling to make any sort of impact.

Leeds and Wolves both have forward thinking owners, who want to be pioneers.

As they are quickly learning, not every experiment is a success, and sometimes it's better to cut losses early rather than persist with a method which just isn't working.

Jeff Shi, representative of the Fosun group, poses ahead of the unveiling of the new Wolverhampton Wanderers club owners at Molineux on July 25, 2016 in Wolverhampton, England.

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