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World Cup shackling shows where Leander Dendoncker should play for Wolves

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World Cup shackling shows where Leander Dendoncker should play for Wolves

The Belgian put in a brilliant performance at the World Cup and is now at Wolves.

Wolves continued their impressive pre-season transfer business on deadline day, adding Belgian international Leander Dendoncker to the fold.

The 23-year-old arrives on a season-long loan move, which could become permanent next summer. The fee involved is reportedly in the £12 million region.

It looks an excellent deal, with the former Anderlecht player hotly tipped for success over the past few seasons.

He has played the majority of his games for Anderlecht at holding midfield. However, could he be set for a different role at Wolves?

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Dendoncker is extremely versatile and has also played at centre-back in the past. Indeed, that is where he played for Belgium against England at the World Cup.

He played in the final group game between the two sides, as Belgium picked up a 1-0 win. Dendoncker played on the right of a back three and put in a fantastic performance.

He had Marcus Rashford shackled for most of the game and his composure on the ball was a major asset for the Red Devils.

Wolves look likely to line up with a back-three again this season and Dendoncker could slot in perfectly in the same position at Molineux.

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