Wolves were said to be interested in Kevin Danso throughout the summer, and the player has now ‘ he did not leave Lens.
The Austrian defender has previously played in England, most recently on loan for Southampton in 2019/20.
He previously attended Reading and MK Dons academies.
There was some conjecture in the summer that Danso may return to England after impressing at Lens and helping them qualify for the Champions League.
Wolves were looking for a center-back.
Wolves scouts, as well as Lois Openda and Seko Fofana, were said to have gone to watch him play against Marseille earlier this year.
However, it was ultimately a non-starter for
Former Wolfpack target Kevin Danso discusses why he refused to leave Lens.
Several clubs were interested in Danso throughout the summer. He had made significant contributions to Lens in 2022/23, when they finished second, just one point behind Paris Saint-Germain.
According to L’Equipe, Wolves were interested in signing Danso during the previous transfer window. Brentford and Napoli followed suit.
However, the publication includes remarks from the athlete, indicating that there was never a real danger of him leaving.
“As I was coming off a great season, a lot of clubs were interested,” he explained, “but for me, the next step is to go to a Champions League club and play it with Lens.” So, unless it was the club you can’t reject, I didn’t really have a cause to quit.”
Wolves were never going to get Danso.
It comes as no surprise that Wolves did not sign Danso during the offseason.
Lens securing Champions League football for only the third time in their history was a great achievement.
Danso was always going to stay in the game and compete.
He had played a significant role in the journey to this point, and he was not about to depart for a team that couldn’t offer any type of European football.
Danso made his second appearance in the competition against Arsenal last night. He put in a dominant performance, earning him an 8/10 rating and being described as ‘imposing’ by GFFN.
Wolves were also in financial difficulty. Danso was most likely out of the club’s budget.
In the end, Wanderers signed Santiago Bueno from Girona at the end of the transfer window for a reported £8.5 million.