In January, Wolverhampton Wanderers allowed Paul Gladon to end his time at Molineux. The club let him go in order to find a new club. Simply put, things did not work out for Gladon at Wolves.
As reported by the Shropshire Star, Wolves spent £1 million to bring the Dutchman to the club in 2016. He had just scored 24 goals in 44 games for Heracles Almelo and Wolves felt he was worth a gamble.
It did not pay off. He failed to score a single goal for Wolves and was soon out of the first-team picture entirely. Loan spells back at Heracles and with Sint-Truiden were similarly disappointing and Wolves were right to let him go.
A few days after his release, he had a new club. FC Groningen rolled the dice on Gladon and, pardon the pun, they will be ‘glad’ that they did.
Yesterday the striker scored as Groningen were defeated by PEC Zwolle 3-2. It was the 27-year-old’s fourth goal in his last five games for his new club and he is clearly settling into life at the Euroborg Stadium.
Did he get a fair crack at Wolves? Probably not. He was something of a victim of the Fosun International takeover and it is hard to see how he would fit in to the current Wolves team.
But no fan will begrudge him any continued success at his new club.