Leander Dendoncker could see his season-long deal at Wolverhampton Wanderers cut short in January after failing to establish a first-team place.

The Birmingham Mail cite Belgian outlet Voetbal Nieuws in reporting that the 23-year-old is yet to make a Premier League appearance for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.

The centre-back/midfielder has made just two Carabao Cup appearances this season after featuring for Belgium in the Summer’s World Cup.

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Dendoncker was given time to rest and then regain match fitness following his efforts in Russia, but Espirito Santo has said the player is now fully fit and available for selection.

The Wolves boss said:

He’s fit enough, all the players are fit. It’s another option. All the players have been working, it’s up to us to make decisions and try to find the best.

(That decision is) considered based on many things, the best options for the team. A lot of players like Leander, Kortney (Hause), (Ruben) Vinagre, (Romain) Saiss, Morgan (Gibbs-White), Leo (Bonatini), now (Diogo) Jota, (Ivan) Cavaleiro, Helder (Costa), it’s about how you wait for your chance and how you prepare yourself knowing that sometimes you do everything right and we decide the other way.

Wolves have the option to make the deal permanent for £12m at the end of the season, but he may not stay in England that long should his parent club Anderlecht feel his progress is stalling.

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