Wolves midfielder Razak Boukari this afternoon completed his season-long loan to FC Sochaux – exactly a year since he arrived at Molineux in a £2.5m switch.
The Togo winger passed his medical in France last week only to fail to agree personal terms.
However, after a round of fresh talks, the 26-year-old has completed the paperwork and was expected to be unveiled by the Ligue 1 outfit later today.
Boukari was signed by former boss Stale Solbakken from Rennes but made only four league appearances before his season was ended by a persistent calf injury.
His departure means Wolves have succeeded in removing another player from their wage bill.
Kevin Doyle and Bakary Sako are the remaining stars whose future remains unclear ahead of the end of the transfer window a week today.
Meanwhile, Kevin McDonald today urged Wolves to embrace the pressure and be prepared to fight their way out of League One. The midfielder warned his new team-mates their rivals are gunning for them.
McDonald made his debut in Friday’s dramatic 2-1 win over Crawley, when his cross was handled by Kyle McFadzean for Leigh Griffiths to score an injury-time penalty winner.
McDonald sealed a £250,000 switch from Sheffield United this month and after failing to help the Blades out of League One he insisted Wolves must be prepared.
He said: “Teams will come to massive stadiums like Molineux and they are going to throw everything at you. It’s part of the pressure and it’s a great to have. I would rather be playing here than one of the teams coming to play us. That is the way we need to see it, take the pressure and perform to it. It was like Sheffield United last season.
“Both have got an equally great chance of promotion and Wolves, with their parachute payments, can throw a bit of money at it. Anything can happen and we know what we need to do. It’s going to be a long tough season and hopefully we can grind out results.”