Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed the exit of Sylvain Deslandes on a season-long loan deal. Deslandes joins Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Bulgarian league and there is an option to buy him permanently.
The 22-year-old was recently included in Wolves’ Premier League squad but he has now left. This is Deslandes’ fourth loan stint away from the West Midlands after spells with Bury, Portsmouth and Spanish side FC Jumilla.
Deslandes did not play for Bury and only managed two senior outings for Pompey. The France U20 left-back has also played 12 times for Jumilla and eight times for Wolves.
Meanwhile, another Wolves youngster has departed on loan. Connor Johnson joins Kilmarnock for the 2019/20 campaign, having previously spent time with Walsall. The 21-year-old is a defender who has captained the U23 side at Molineux.
At this stage in his career, it makes sense for Deslandes to pursue his career elsewhere. He is nowhere near the Wolves first-team, even if he was included in their Premier League squad, and he needs to get regular playing time elsewhere.
Lokomotiv Plovdiv offers him a new challenge. After spells in England and Spain, he will now try his luck in a lesser-known league. Perhaps this could be the break he needs to ignite his career.