Reported Sheffield United target is focused on Wolves return after impressive Sunderland loan spell

Dion Sanderson, the Wolves defender who has been linked with a move to Sheffield United in the past, admits his ambition is still to play for the Molineux club after an impressive loan spell at Sunderland.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 11:45 am

Sanderson has impressed at centre-half alongside Luke O’Nein at the Stadium of Light, and such form has attracted interest from a host of sides, with Crystal Palace and Brighton also thought to be monitoring his progress.

But the 21-year-old admitted: "If the opportunity to play for Wolves presented itself, I would take it.

"Wolves have been my boyhood club, and it's where I see myself in the future.

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“I definitely see myself in the Premier League. I just have to keep my standards high for myself— that’s my aspiration and where I want to be.”

Sunderland are third in League One, two points behind second-placed Peterborough, and Sanderson added: “I would be really chuffed if we do get promoted.

"If you know Sunderland's history, they've been through a lot in the last ten years, so it would mean a lot to me and, more importantly, to the club, the players who have been there for a while, and the fans.

“We have a massive fanbase as well; the last ten years have been difficult for the club, from being in the Premier League to being relegated and relegated again. It would be class to secure promotion with them.

Sunderland's Dion Sanderson: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

“We have a lot of games coming up, and I'm concentrating on what I'm doing on the field; anything else is not really the focus for the time being.”