Renat Dadashov returned to Wolverhampton Wanderers six months earlier than expected after a failed loan spell at FC Pacos de Ferreira. The 20-year-old joined Wolves in August 2019 and was immediately loaned out for the season ‘to gain further experience’, but Dadashov struggled for form and playing time in Portugal which led to the loan being cancelled prematurely.
The striker made nine appearances in all competitions for P. Ferreira, scoring one goal. He racked up only 412 minutes of playing time in five months, however, and started just two league games. Dadashov found himself behind Douglas Tanque, Diogo Almeida and Welthon in the pecking order, so gametime was always going to be sparse.
Pepa deemed Dadashov surplus to requirements at the Estádio da Mata Real and cut his stay short as a result. The centre-forward has since returned to Wolves to continue his development in the u23s. He’s still someway short of being ready for top-flight football but had been outstanding at youth level.
Dadashov scored 16 goals in 25 games for RB Leipzig u17s, netted 12 goals and four assists in 29 games for the u19s, bagged 14 goals and nine assists in 22 games for Eintracht Frankfurt u19s and scored 13 goals in 15 games for Germany u17s.
The potential is clearly there, but replicating such form at senior level is proving easier said than done.