John Ruddy admits he still has ‘no idea’ where his future lies, as his contract at Wolves winds down.
The 35-year-old’s current deal at Molineux expires at the end of the season, and it’s possible he could be bringing an end to what would be a five-year stint.
Ruddy signed for Wolves from Norwich City, and was key in helping the club achieve promotion back to the Premier League.
Wolves signed Rui Patricio in the summer of 2018, which saw Ruddy assume the role of number two.
The Portugal number one played the vast majority of games during his three years at the club.
Wolves then signed Jose Sa last summer as a replacement for his compatriot. So Ruddy has continued to be a back-up at Molineux.
Games have been hard to come by for him, but Bruno Lage has recently stated he hopes Ruddy signs a new contract at the club.
Jose Sa also praised Ruddy, saying he appreciates the push he provides for him.
It remains to be seen if Ruddy will agree to an extension. For now, he is unsure how things will pan out, but he does feel he still has a lot to offer.
He said (via Shropshire Star): “I have no idea, we take it day by day.
“We have six games left so let’s get to the end of the season. And at the end of the day, if I left Wolves I don’t think I’ll be missed that much because we have people who are ready to step up.
“I don’t play as much as I would like and I still feel that I have a lot to offer on the pitch.
“Obviously they brought Jose in and he was given the opportunity to play. I think I’ve done well when I have played but I’m not playing anywhere near enough.
“We’ll see what happens, it’s a conversation that needs to happen between me and the club. But we still have six games in front of us so let’s take care of that first.”
John Ruddy comments may point to Wolves exit this summer
Ruddy’s comments here may well suggest that he’ll move on at the end of the season.
Realistically, Sa has come in for Wolves and completely transformed the way the team operates.
He’s had a massive impact, and it’s hard to see anyone else replacing him between the sticks any time soon.
Ruddy says he still has a lot to offer, and it may be that he seeks a new challenge next season.
He’s obviously not got too much longer in the game now. If he does want regular game time before retiring, then that’s going to be difficult to get at Wolves with Sa being as a good as he is.