Striker Joe Mason is set for a return to Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer after his loan club Colorado Rapids chose to tear up his loan deal, according to reliable journalist Sam Stejskal.
The American reporter, who is known as a writer for MLSsoccer.com, claims on his personal Twitter account that the 27-year-old is set to return to Wolves early, with a loan contract that was set to expire at the end of December, after a disappointing 2017/2018 season in the MLS, which resulted in only four goals.
Late night news: Told that Colorado are close to signing ex-HOU, VAN, ORL attacker Giles Barnes from Leon. Club waived Joe Mason earlier in week. He cleared waivers today and is returning to Wolverhampton. Barnes made just three appearances, all in Copa MX, in six months w/ Leon.
— Sam Stejskal (@samstejskal) July 12, 2018
The centre-forward will now reportedly return to Wolves to see what his future holds after a disappointing stint in America, having signed for the newly-promoted club in 2016 from Cardiff for an undisclosed fee.
It is definitely not surprising that Joe Mason is making a move back to Molineux, as it is safe to say that his spell at Colorado did not go as planned after only netting four goals. However, it remains to be seen whether he will play any part in boss Nuno Espirito Santo’s plans for the upcoming season, especially as the club have been promoted. The attacker’s form does not warrant a place in the manager’s plans, who will be aiming to avoid relegation, and considering he was not fancied in the Championship, his future looks bleak. Mason is not good enough for the Premier League at present and it would not be surprising if he was offloaded to another club for a stint on loan in order to prove his pedigree to Nuno. Nevertheless, it is only fair that he fights for his chance and has the opportunity to show he is worthy of a place in the squad ahead of their return to the top flight.