Flávio Cristóvão could be on his way out of Wolverhampton Wanderers after struggling for playing time in the u23s and being out of contract this summer.
The 22-year-old joined Wolves on a free transfer from Desportivo Aves in July 2019 but hasn’t had the desired impact in his debut season and may not be handed a contract extension as a result.
Cristóvão has made only four appearances for the reserves this season, the last of which came in Wolves’ 2-2 draw with Derby County u23s (November 1, 2019). He’s spent the majority of the campaign as an unused substitute under David Unsworth and finds himself behind Terry Taylor, Owen Otasowie, Wai-Tsun Dai, Elliot Watt and Chem Campbell in the pecking order.
If Cristóvão can’t get into the reserve team, how will he stand a chance of dethroning Leander Dendoncker, Romain Saiss, Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho in the first-team? There are numerous players in the u23s with more chance of a call-up, so Wolves could let the Portuguese midfielder leave in July. The Midlands outfit took a gamble but it hasn’t paid off.