On Sunday, young Under 23 goalkeeper Andreas Sondergaard signed a new two and a half year deal at Wolverhampton Wanderers as he celebrated his 18th birthday, and fellow young stopper Harry Burgoyne heads out for another loan spell in the hope of game time to bring his own potential on further.
Beginning with the 18-year-old Dane, having made the move to the club as a highly rated stopper, he’s been a regular in Rob Edwards’ side this year and his new deal keeps him with us until the summer of 2021.
Having represented Denmark as several age levels, most recently Under 18, he continues to punch above his age grouping and head coach Nuno Espirito Santo did take him on our pre-season tour of Switzerland last summer in recognition of the high hopes we have for him in the future.
Congratulations to Andreas Sondergaard who's signed a new contract with the club until 2021!
He turned 18 this week and has kept four clean sheets for our U23s in the #PL2 so far this season.
— Wolves Academy (@WolvesAcademy) January 20, 2019
Speaking to the Official Website Edwards said of his new deal.
“Andreas is making great progress. He only turned 18 on Thursday and has played great for the under-23s for almost a year now. We think he’s got a lot of potential which we saw his potential playing for the national team with Denmark, and he suits how we want to play. He’s very good with his feet and technically he’s as good as anyone I’ve seen for a long time in terms of his distribution. Rui Barbosa, our first-team goalkeeper coach, knows Andreas well and likes him, so it’s a positive deal for all involved.”
Fans were equally positive about the news.
Congratulations young wolf cub ^-^
— Steve Duffy (@DuffySte) January 21, 2019
Congratulations andreas ????
— Newquaywolf (@Newquaywolf2) January 20, 2019
— Peter Theisen (@TheisenPeter) January 20, 2019
Congrats! Danish dynamite! ????????⚽️
— vargas12 (@vargasthebloger) January 20, 2019
In other news, 22-year-old stopper Burgoyne has headed out for the remainder of the campaign to Scottish side Falkirk.
Harry Burgoyne will spend the rest of the season on loan at @FalkirkFC.
Good luck @BurgoyneH1!
— Wolves (@Wolves) January 21, 2019
He has eight appearances to his name for the senior side and will be looking to significantly build on that if he can.
Good luck Harry xx
— Tre (@AuntyTwe) January 21, 2019
Good luck H!!
— Jo Gough ???????? (@goughy123456) January 21, 2019