French youth midfielder Loiodice joins on loan

Exciting French youth international Enzo Loiodice has joined Wolves on loan until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old moves to Molineux from French outfit Dijon, but the club has an option to turn the midfield prospect’s loan move into a permanent deal if he impresses while at Wolves.

With 24 first-team appearances for Dijon to his name – 21 of those coming in Ligue 1 – Loiodice will join up with James Collins’ under-23 side as Wolves look to make improvements to the development squad for the second-half of their 2019/20 Premier League 2 campaign.

Sporting director Kevin Thelwell is pleased Wolves have given the promising central midfield player an opportunity to show what he can do in his first move away from his home country.

“Enzo is French under-20 international who we have been monitoring for some time,” Thelwell said. “We are looking forward to him joining the under-23 squad and showing everybody the quality that he has.”

Loiodice, who came through the youth systems of SC Paris and FC Gobelins before joining Dijon in 2015, has earned 11 youth caps at under-19 and under-20 level and was part of the French side which reached the round of 16 in last summer’s U20 World Cup.

Describing himself as a player with “good pace and good vision”, Loiodice is looking forward to testing himself in his new surroundings at Wolves.

“I’m very happy to be here,” he said. “Wolves are a great team, they play in the Premier League and for all football players growing up in France, the Premier League is the biggest championship, so I’m very proud to be here.

“I’ve watched some of the Wolves games and there is a way to play here which I like, and although I know coming here is going to be difficult, I want to work hard, learn English football, play as many games as I can, and then we will see what happens.”