Enzo Loiodice made his debut for Wolverhampton Wanderers u23s in Thursday’s Birmingham County Senior Challenge Cup win over Leamington FC (2-0). The 19-year-old joined Wolves on loan from FCO Dijon last month and is already making a big impression on his manager.
James Collins was full of praise for the midfielder’s performance, telling Wolves’ official website: “I thought he was excellent. He looked like an experienced pro out on the pitch, which is a good sign for a young player.
“He looks like he has plenty of ability, playing a lot of through balls and playing people through the lines and I thought he looked like he knew the role well, knows the game well and shows good game understanding, so I was really pleased with him.”
The French u20 international has been described as an energetic player with great vision on the ball, so he’ll provide a box-to-box threat while also dictating the play in the middle of the park. If Loiodice continues to impress for the reserves, it won’t be long before he’s considered for the first-team.
Dethroning Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Leander Dendoncker or Romain Saiss will be a difficult task, but the teenager is taking his chance to shine with both hands. Wolves have an option to buy Loiodice at the end of the season and will be delighted to see one of their newest arrivals already impressing.
Next up for the u23s is Liverpool (February 17), a side who are six places and 12 points better off than Wolves in the Premier League 2 (Division One) table.