John Kitolano says Wolves want to discuss sending him out on loan next season when he returns from the World Under-20 Cup. The Norwegian defender, who made only four appearances for Wolves’ under-23 side last term because of injuries, admits his first season in England could have gone better.
“It’s been okay, but could have gone better,” he told Nettavisen. “I was hurt in the beginning, but the guys and the club welcomed me well. Towards the end of the season I started playing on the U23 team, but I wish I had got more playing time.
Anyway, I am reasonably satisfied.” Although he mostly trains with the U23 squad, Kitolano has joined in with first-team sessions when they are short of numbers and says he feels the step up is “a short distance away”. “The club wanted to wait until after the World [Under-20] Cup, because then we can sit down and work out whether I will go on loan or stay.
“I have no regrets [about the move]. I’m quite happy with the transition, and I’ve become a better person both on and off the pitch. I live alone and must fend for myself and I train with better players at a higher level. The day-to-day training day is fine, I do not regret a second. Many believe I have become stronger and faster. I feel I have grown bigger.”