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'Pick the right plan': Wolves starlet signs contract extension

Lane Dias January 28, 2021
'Pick the right plan': Wolves starlet signs contract extension
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Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Luke Cundle has signed a two-and-a-half year contract extension, as reported on the club’s official website.

The 18-year-old was promoted to Wolves’ U23s in July from the U18s, who he captained from the beginning of last season. He has registered one goal and three assists in 14 games for the U23s.

The midfielder has been on Wolves’ academy books for six years after representing Burnley.

Cundle is tied to Molineux until summer 2023, with the new deal including an option for an additional year.

‘Really pleased with his progression’

Wolves technical director Scott Sellars said: “We’ve been really pleased with his progression, the way he’s developing physically and how he’s beginning to really understand the needs of a professional footballer.”

Cundle has made 61 appearances in the gold and black across all age groups, including his one senior team appearance – in last season’s EFL Cup third round.

He played seven minutes as a substitute as Wolves beat Reading on penalties. Cundle has also been on the bench for three Premier League games.

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Despite his U23 commitments, the 18-year-old has trained regularly with the senior squad.

‘See where his path leads’

Sellars said: “Over the next two years, we’ll see where his path leads and we’ll make the right decisions and pick the right plan for him.

“Whether that’s continuing with the U23s to develop more physically, whether it’s better to go out on loan for senior experience or whether we push him into the first-team squad.

“A lot of those decisions will be up to Luke and whether he takes and embraces the opportunities he has in front of him.”

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