Leander Dendoncker: Wolves sign Belgium midfielder from Anderlecht

Leander Dendoncker
Leander Dendoncker has made 171 appearances for Anderlecht, having joined in 2009 as a youth player

Wolves have signed Belgian midfielder Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht.

The 23-year-old has joined the Premier League club on a season-long loan, which the club say will become a permanent transfer next summer.

Dendoncker, rated in the £12m bracket, played for Belgium against England in the group stage at the World Cup.

"It's a dream for every player to play in the Premier League. I hope I can help the team as fast as possible," he told Wolves TV.

"This is the biggest league in the world so it's very nice to play every week in here. They told me if I come here I will become a better player so we'll see, I'm very excited to start.

"I followed Wolves a bit last year and I saw they did really good, winning a lot of games, playing good football. I think it's an ambitious club so I am ready to give everything."

He is Wolves' sixth signing since their promotion in May - following Adama Traore, Rui Patricio, Jonny Castro Otto, Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez.

Dendoncker joined Anderlecht as a youth player in 2009 and has made 171 appearances for the club, scoring 11 times and providing four assists.

He has played six times for Belgium, having made his international debut in 2015.

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