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Joe Hodge in talks over new contract at Wolves

Midfielder Joe Hodge is reportedly in talks with the club over a new contract.

The Express & Star reported last night that the 20-year-old is being lined up for a new long-term deal at Molineux following his breakthrough with the first-team.

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Hodge was handed his debut against Chelsea back in October by Steve Davis.

He came on at half-time for Goncalo Guedes. Since then he has made a handful of appearances for the first-team.

Recently, he got his first senior start against Liverpool in the FA Cup under Julen Lopetegui.

The Spaniard has taken a shine to Hodge since coming in. And it would be no surprise to see him start tonight’s replay against the Reds.

Given he is now a fully fledged member of the first-team squad, Wolves are looking to hand him a new contract.

The club is currently in negotiations with Hodge’s representatives.

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Should he put pen to paper, he will be following in the footsteps of other academy players like Chem Campbell, Hugo Bueno and Dexter Lembikisa, who have all committed their futures to the club in recent months.

It has been a brilliant rise for Hodge.

To have broken through this season, despite Wolves bringing in players like Matheus Nunes and Boubacar Traore, just shows what a good player he is.

By many accounts he is an extremely hardworking individual. So a new deal would be very well deserved.

A new contact for Joe Hodge at Wolves would be nothing less than he deserves

Hodge breaking through to the first-team has been one of the biggest positives for Wolves this season.

He signed for Wolves while he was injured. Scott Sellars brought in him from Manchester City in August 2021. But he did not play until February 2022 due to a back injury he’d been contending with.

And before that, Hodge had broken both his leg and his ankle while at City.

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He’s come through a lot of hardship at a young age. The fact he’s now a Premier League footballer with Wolves is a huge testament to his character.

Hopefully news will soon drop that he has agreed a new contract – it would be no less than he deserves.