Kortney Hause was one of the players in the ranks of Wolverhampton Wanderers who was on the verge of being lured out of the Molineux Stadium during the January transfer window. He was linked with moves to Watford and Huddersfield Town, as per one of the reports by Birmingham Mail, but nothing material emerged eventually and he stayed at the club.
Under the tutelage of Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolves have been exceptional this season in the Championship. They are placed at the top of the league table and apart from being the favourites to clinch promotion to the Premier League, they are also seemingly likely to grab at Championship silverware at the end of the season and there is no denying that.
Espirito Santo has had the luxury of a highly productive set of defenders and Willy Boly, Conor Coady and Ryan Bennett has been his preferred trio at the back. Besides, Danny Batth and Roderick Miranda are also two quality defenders who have plenty of experience under their belt. Due to this, Hause has found it hard to get regular game time under his belt, which led to the speculations about his exit.
The 22-year-old has made merely 4 appearances so far this campaign and has played for just seven minutes in the Championship. However, it seems that the club still see him as an important asset in their books and Hause has been made to sign on a new three-year-deal with an option to add another year. This is certainly a huge boost for the youngster who must have been bereft of confidence after what has transpired this season.
Hause has played 78 games since his arrival from Wycombe Wanderers in the January transfer window of 2014 and despite being in early stages of his career, he has garnered quite a bit of experience. He is good in the air, reads the game well and is a shrewd tackler and interceptor which make him a handy package for his current club.
Due to strong performances from Bennett, Coady and Boly, a place in the starting line-up seems quite far away for the former England youth international but he is a blossoming youngster who needs to be backed adequately by the manager. However, the club has shown faith on him and it must be taken as a sign of encouragement by him. Espirito Santo is seemingly likely to bring reinforcements in the summer and it would be intriguing to see whether Hause has a part to play in the near future.