Enzo Loiodice is on his way out of Molineux with the Express and Star reporting that Wolverhampton Wanderers will not take up the £1.3 million option-to-buy clause in the midfielder’s contract.
During the January transfer window, Wolves did their level best to snap up a talented Frenchman who had made over 20 Ligue 1 appearances at the tender age of just 19.
In hindsight, they probably shouldn’t have bothered.
Because, after just five months in the Black Country, Loiodice is already packing his bags and heading for the exit. Reports from the Midlands claim that the teenager is now heading back to parent club Dijon, after failing to impress in Old Gold.
France Football claim that Wolves had an option to sign the France U20 international for £1.3 million, having beaten Utrecht and Feyenoord to his signature during the winter.
And Loiodice, initially at least, looked like a real bargain with U23 coach James Collins hailing his impact after an impressive debut for the Wolves’ reserves.
“I thought he was excellent. He looked like an experienced pro out on the pitch, which is a good sign for a young player,” Collins told the Birmingham Mail.
“He looks like he has plenty of ability, playing a lot of through balls and playing people through the lines and I thought he looked like he knew the role well, knows the game well and shows good game understanding, so I was really pleased with him.”
After just 83 minutes of U23 football, however, Loiodice’s short and rather forgettable spell is coming to an end.
Though his chances of a long-term future at Wolves certainly haven’t been helped by the global situation. If the 2019/20 season had not been postponed in March, Loiodice would surely have adapted far better to life on English soil.