Wolverhampton Wanderers returnee Bright Enobakhare is awaiting fellow Nigerian-born Tammy Abraham's clearance by FIFA whose transfer is under the spotlight due to existing regulations over allegiances to clubs.
Enobakhare is reportedly back at Wolves from Scotland's Kilmarnock but Tammy's much-expected move is under a cloud over the number of clubs he might have played for in one single season.
Wolves are allegedly in advanced talks with Chelsea to get their player on a temporary basis for the rest of the 2018/19 season, while FIFA rules cite that no player can be registered with three clubs during one season.
According to Football Live, Tammy is said to have played for Chelsea's U23 squad before linking with Aston Villa in the English Championship such that if the move to Wolves materialises, he would get to play for a third club during one season but a player is eligible to play official matches for two clubs.
Abraham was left out of Villa's FA Cup clash against Swansea City on Saturday, January 5 fueling massive speculation in the press of his departure from Villa Park, through manager Dean Smith claiming that the reason was not being able to get permission from Chelsea for him to play.
However, Wolves are said to be 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.
This move should come as exciting news for Enobakhare, who has made his return to Wolves following the end of his loan agreement at Kilmarnock.
Enobakhare’s stay at Killie was bound to be shortlived, as he struggled to get game time in the first team setup.
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 luck back in England with Wolves, and hopefully alongside Tammy Abraham.