Wolves Player Admits: I Nearly Left Amidst Leeds Interest

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It's been a tough start to the season for Wolverhampton Wanderers, well beaten in the Capital One Cup at Middlesbrough on Tuesday night, they also lost a key player in Bakary Sako on a free transfer to Crystal Palace, and Nouha Dicko faces a lengthy spell on the treatment table. 

They finished in 7th place last season, missing out on the play-offs largely thanks to the form of their highly rated trio of, Sako, Dicko and Afobe. Only Afobe is currently at the club and fit to play, and they could have lost another player in the summer, only for the deal to fall through at the last.

Rajiv Van La Parra was the subject of significant interest from Leeds United, only for the club to move on once they secured other targets, namely Jordan Botaka. One other Championship club was interested but it came to nothing, and Van La Parra is back-up for Wolves, particularly as Kenny Jackett believes he can operate as a striker, a position they are noticably short on players. 

Van La Parra told the Express and Star (http://bit.ly/1L5keCJ),  “It wasn’t like I was pushing for a move – I am very happy to stay here. It wasn’t about wanting to leave, but as a player you need to play games and that wasn’t happening which is why the possible move came about."

He says he's focussed on his future at Molineux now, but he has so far only featured a handful of times for the club so far this season.