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'The Premier League is like playing in the Champions League every week' - Wolves move excites Dendoncker

13:15 BST 10/08/2018
Leander Dendoncker Anderlecht 2017
The Belgium international has joined several of his compatriots in England after impressing for Anderlecht in recent seasons

Leander Dendoncker is relishing the chance to test himself in the Premier League after completing his move to Wolves from Anderlecht.

The 23-year-old was the only member of Roberto Martinez's Belgium World Cup squad to play football in his homeland at club level, but he has now joined several of his compatriots in the Premier League.

Dendoncker has moved to Molineux on an initial season-long loan, with the deal expected to be made permanent next summer for £12m ($15m).

Having spent the last five years of his career with Anderlecht, where he has picked up two league titles, a move to one of Europe’s biggest leagues has beckoned for some time, and he is looking forward to playing for Wolves.

Last season’s Championship winners have had an extremely busy summer in the transfer market, bringing in a host of new faces for their return to the top tier of English football, including Joao Moutinho, Adama Traore and Diogo Jota.

Speaking to Wolves’ official website following his move, Dendoncker said: "I'm very happy to be here and I hope I can help the team as fast as possible.

"I'm very excited to start. I followed Wolves a little bit last year and saw they did really good, they took 99 points and won a lot of games with attractive football.

"I think it's an ambitious club and that's what attracts me the most. I'm ready to give everything."

Dendoncker has been given advice on the English game by his fellow Belgium internationals and is hoping the transfer will help him to improve.

He added: "I'm excited by the challenge. They say the Premier League is like playing in the Champions League every week and I don't think that's a lie, I think the best players are in the Premier League.

"I'll do everything to give my best.

"They say it's the biggest league in the world, that it's really nice to play every week in the Premier League,

"They told me to come here, that I would become a better play. We will see."