Wolves have extended Bright Enobakhare’s deal but released six players who will shortly be out of contract, headed by winger Michal Zyro.
Enobakhare had a one-year option in his contract triggered to keep him at the club. The 21-year-old forward impressed on loan at League One side Coventry City during the second half of the season, scoring six goals in 18 appearances, and appearing in the EFL team of the week.
It’s understood there has been substantial interest in Enobakhare, who figured 26 times under Nuno Espirito Santo in the Championship-winning campaign of 2017-18. But he will start pre-season as a Wolves player, with the expectancy that he will again be loaned out next term.
Winger Zyro, 26, heads the list of players leaving Molineux. The Poland international scored three goals in seven appearances in gold and black, before injury unfortunately blighted much of his time at the club.
Zyro played twice under Nuno Espirito Santo in the 2017-18 Carabao Cup, but spent all of the current season on loan at Pogon Szczecin, playing 12 games, including 10 as substitute, and scoring once. He also spent the second half of 2017-18 on loan, at Charlton, scoring three times in 13 appearances including five off the bench.
Also leaving the club are Under-23s players Carlos Heredia, Ben Goodliffe, Aaron Hayden, Diego Lattie and Enzo Sauvage.
Barcelona-born winger Heredia, 20, tweeted: “Would like to thank Wolves Academy for two great years and giving me the opportunity to develop and become a professional. Wish everyone involved with the club the very best in the future. Now it’s time to look forward to new challenges in my career. All the best Wolves!”
Heredia arrived from Milton Keynes Dons in the summer of 2017 and has been capped by the Dominican Republic.
Goodliffe, a 19-year-old centre back, recovered from a knee injury that kept him out for four months of his first season at Wolves after joining from fifth tier Boreham Wood in 2017 to play 32 League games on loan at National League Dagenham and Redbridge this term.
Hayden, 22, is a versatile defender who spent the whole of this season on loan at Stourbridge in the Southern Central Division, finishing third and losing in the play-offs. A Chelsea scholar who spent four years at Stamford Bridge, he played 40 games for the Glassboys from February 2018 to the end of this campaign.
He joined Wolves from Chelsea in 2015 and spent a month on loan at Newport County in League Two in August 2015, playing five games, and a month at non-league Bromley, but failed to appear because of an injury.
Stockport-born right back Lattie, 19, was snapped up from Liverpool, who he joined from Manchester City as an England Under-17 international, winning four caps, while Sauvage, a French right winger, also 19, completes the list.
Meanwhile, Portuguese central midfielder Pedro Goncalves, French left back Sylvain Deslandes and regular Under-18s goalkeeper James Pardington are to remain at Molineux. All had options in their contracts triggered ahead of the forthcoming pre-season.
Goncalves, a neat and tidy passer and dead-ball expert, has been a regular in the Under-23s Premier League 2 Division Two winning team this season.
Cameroon-born Deslandes is now 22, having joined Wolves under Kenny Jackett in 2015 from Caen. The France Under-20 international has just finished an 11-game loan spell at Wolves’ feeder club FC Jumilla in the Spanish third tier after previous temporary stints with Bury and Portsmouth.
In a statement on the club’s official website, Wolves added: “All other professional players on the club’s books remain in contract for next season. Wolves would like to thank all players who are departing for their contributions and wish them good luck in the future.”