Joao Moutinho not expected to be offered a new contract by Wolves
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Joao Moutinho not expected to be offered a new contract by Wolves

Wolves fans may be about to watch Joao Moutinho for the final time at Molineux this weekend, with the club apparently not expected to offer him a new contract.

The midfielder’s current deal expires at the end of the season.

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Moutinho has been used more from the bench this term, as was the expectation at the start of the campaign.

Although to be fair, his minutes have only really diminished post-January, when Wolves signed two midfielders in Mario Lemina and Joao Gomes.

He was a regular under Bruno Lage and Steve Davis.

In the last third of this season, he has turned in some useful cameos for Julen Lopetegui.

But it looks as though the star’s time at Molineux is now coming to an end.

According to The Athletic, he ‘is not expected to be offered another new deal and will probably leave this summer’.

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£100,000-a-week maestro Moutinho turns 37 in a September.

While he is still very fit for his age, he is obviously not the same player as a couple of seasons ago.

Wolves have brought in Gomes and Lemina, who have both shown that the future of the midfield is in capable hands.

There is also Boubacar Traore and Matheus Nunes, and the club could move to bring in Alex Scott from Bristol City this summer.

Joao Moutinho’s behaviour will be very interesting to observe on Saturday, as report claims he may not be offered new Wolves contract

So Saturday is Wolves’ final home game of the season.

There are a few players who will be very interesting to watch in terms of how they interact with the fans.

Moutinho is one of them, with his future still unclear.

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If the maestro starts waving and showing emotion, then that could be a pretty good indicator that he isn’t sticking around.

And that would be an emotional thing, because Moutinho has been a truly wonderful signing for Wolves.

He is one of the best players in the club’s history, and would deserve an incredible reception.