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Journalist says Wolves are 'certainly' in talks with Joao Moutinho over a contract extension

Wolves are reportedly now in talks with Joao Moutinho about a possible contract extension for the player.

The 35-year-old currently stands to leave Molineux as a free agent at the end of the season.

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The star, who signed for the club for just £5 million in 2018, has been a key player for Bruno Lage this season.

Despite his advancing years the veteran has made 30 appearances so far, and clocked up 2400 minutes of game time.

He is clearly loved by Lage, and it goes without saying the fans adore him too.

But it remains to be seen if those fans will be treated to another season of Moutinho, but journalist Liam Keen dropped some encouraging news on the latest Express & Star podcast.

Apparently, Wolves and Moutinho are ‘certainly’ in discussions about a potential extension.

He said at 14:20: “I understand there’s some discussions there. Him being a Mendes client, you would imagine that helps in terms of speeding things up.

“You would also imagine it would probably be a one-year offer. That’s me speculating purely because of his age.

“But there’s discussions certainly and for my money I would give them both (Moutinho and Romain Saiss) a contract.”

Joao Moutinho should get another year at Wolves

It is good to hear that talks are now underway with Moutinho about a contract extension.

Ideally, he will stay at the club for one more year.

This term, he has shown that he remains a key player for Wanderers, and it’s clear he doesn’t really play like a typical 35-year-old.

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He’s still very fit, and by many accounts is an absolutely top professional.

He’s also obviously a leader and it’s invaluable to have these kind of individuals in a dressing room.

Obviously, it boils down to what the player wants to do. But Wolves officials should be fighting hard to get him to do one more season.