Bright Enobakhare has targeted a Wolves first-team place after training with the senior squad in pre-season.
A host of clubs would like to take the 21-year-old after his successful loan spell with Coventry in League One in the second half of last season. The Sky Blues are reportedly prepared to spend £600,000 on buying him.
But the youngster has his sights on making the grade at Molineux at the moment. He has spent all the time in pre-season with the senior squad, will be travelling to China for the Premier League Asia Trophy and has been told he could be playing in the Europa League games. Wolves face a two-legged second qualifying round tie against Northern Irish outfit Crusaders or Faroe Islanders B36 Torshavn on July 25 and August 1.
“I’m looking forward to seeing where this pre-season takes me and I’m just trying to find my place, so hopefully it’s going to happen,” said Enobakhare, who scored six goals in 18 games for the Sky Blues and made it into the EFL Team of the Week.
“It’s going to be a great trip (to China), but we’re going there to work and it’s going to be good.”
The Nigerian has played 49 times in gold and black but none since May 2018. But he is pleased to be back at Wolves and is looking forward to the workrate stepping up in the days to come.
“It’s been good. I’ve been working hard all week and I’m already looking forward to the next programme,” he said. “It felt good (being at St George’s Park) because we’ve been together. We eat, sleep and train properly so I think it is good being as a team, you need that. “I’m still learning from the players here and we’ll see how this season goes.”
At St Georges Park, Enobakhare took part in the first pre-season friendly, a behind-closed-doors game against Huddersfield, and he was happy to be involved.
“It was my first game after injury and it was tough, but it’s pre-season, it’s what you expect and it’s always going to be hard.
“It tests your lungs because you haven’t played for a long time, so it’s difficult, but it’s all about getting fit.”
The youngster believes he benefitted from his time at Coventry. “It was a great time for me there and the manager was nice, so I enjoyed everything there,” he said. “It all went well for me.”