Leander Dendoncker excited by Premier League challenge

Belgium international Leander Dendoncker has spoken about the excitement of playing in the Premier League following his move to Wolverhampton Wanderers. The 23-year-old has joined the west Midlands outfit on a season-long loan but the club have the option to buy him for £12m at the end of the campaign.

Speaking to reporters, Dendoncker admitted that he has achieved his dream of making the move to the Premier League and he is now looking forward to playing with some of the best players around, he said: “A move to the Premier League is a dream for every footballer. My international ­team-mates say it is the biggest league in the world. They told me to come here and that I would ­become a better player ­because playing in the ­Premier League is like playing Champions League every week. I don’t think that is a lie, because I think the best players are here. This is an ambitious club [Wolves] – that’s what attracts me the most.”

Wolves Hand Nuno a 12-Month Contract Extension

Wolves have been able to agree a one-year extension to the contract with manager Nuno Espirito Santo. The Portuguese was responsible for getting the club back into the Premier League in his first season at the Molineux stadium. Even though he has been back quite significantly in the transfer market with several signings, the manner in which the 44-year-old was able to achieve success in a short span of time was quite impressive. Wolves have once again back to their manager quite strongly in the summer and it bodes well for the club’s opening match against Everton.

This will be the first Premier league match for Wolves in the last six years, as the club has gone through a struggle during this period. Nuno originally had a contract with Wolves until the summer of 2020 but it has now been extended by an additional 12 months. This gives the club a lot of stability going forward, but Nuno will be aware that results hold the key towards keeping him in the job going forward. The club has already brought in the likes of Raul Jimenez and Rui Patricio. Players like Diogo Jota, Ruben Vinagre, Leo Bonatini, and Willy Boly have been made into a permanent part of the club by converting their loan deals into a permanent move. These players were crucial in getting the club from the Championship into the Premier league as the table leaders.

John Ruddy prepared to compete for number one role at Wolverhampton

United States international John Ruddy has stressed that he won’t hand the number one role to summer signing Rui Patricio without a fight. The 31-year-old was named in the Championship Team of the Year last term after keeping 24 clean sheets for the Wolves in 45 appearances and he is now prepared to fight for the starting position alongside Patricio.

Speaking to The Express and Star, he said: “It is what it is. Just because they've brought a goalkeeper in doesn't mean it's the end of me. I've come to this club with an ambition to get promoted last season and my ambition was to play in the Premier League.We're very close to that. As long as the other goalkeeper's coming in with the same desire and attitude that I've got then it can only be good for the club. I'm looking forward to the challenge.”

Ruben Neves Content At Wolverhampton Wanderers

Portugal international Ruben Neves has stressed that he is content to stay on with Wolverhampton Wanderers, who will be plying their trade in the Premier League next season. The 21-year-old joined the Wolves from Porto for a Championship record fee last summer and he was thereafter instrumental towards the club’s return to the top-flight.

Oskar Buur Rasmussen Pleased With Maiden Goal For Wolverhampton Wanderers

Oskar Buur Rasmussen was clearly delighted with his debut performance against Hull City on Tuesday evening. Wolves were looking at the prospect of a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Hull, but they managed to settle for a share of the spoils after an impressive header from Rasmussen seven minutes from time.