Wolverhampton Wanderers returnee, Bright Enobakhare is anxiously awaiting a clearance by world soccer governing body, FIFA, for fellow-Nigerian-born attacker, Tammy Abraham, whose transfer is still under the spotlight of existing regulations over allegiances to clubs.
Footballlive.ng gathered that Enobakhare is already back at Wolves from Kilmarnock of Scotland, but Tammy’s much-expected move to join him at Molineux is under a cloud of the number of clubs he might have played for in one single season.
Though Wolves are said to be in advanced talks with Chelsea for Tammy on a temporary basis for the rest of the season, FIFA rules state that no player can be registered with three clubs during one season.
Tammy is said to have played for Chelsea’s under-23 squad before joining Aston Villa in the English Championship, such that moving to Wolves could mean he would get to play for a third club during one season, but a player is only eligible to play official matches for two clubs.
Nonetheless, Tammy was left out of Villa’s FA Cup clash with Swansea City on Saturday, fueling speculation of his departure from Villa Park, though the club’s manager, Dean Smith claims it was because they could not get permission from Chelsea for him to play.
However, Wolves are confident of getting the deal over the line as they argue that Tammy’s appearance for Chelsea U23s and the first team in the Community Shield should not count as official games.
That angle to the story should excite Enobakhare, who has returned to Wolves following the end of his loan agreement at Kilmarnock
Enobakhare’s stay at Killie was bound not to be prolonged, as he found first-team opportunities difficult to achieve.
He made only two starts – against St. Mirren and Hamilton Academical in October – from a possible 18 games in the Scottish Premiership after his arrival in August 2018.
The 20-year-old, who scored three minutes into his senior debut in the Capital One Cup against Barnet in August 2015, has been on the books of Wolves for five years and has played 49 games with three goals.
Enobakhare, who was omitted from Kilmarnock’s squad in their last ten matches in the Scottish top-flight, will now hope for better fortune back in England with Wolves, probably alongside Tammy Abraham.