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Lage relaxed over Joao Moutinho's contract situation

Wolves trio Romain Saiss, Joao Moutinho, Fernando Marcal are all out of contract this summer but Bruno Lage is relaxed about the situation.

As per the Express and Star, he said that he is pleased with the contributions of all three players this season.

He also sang the praises of Francisco Trincao, who could be set for an even more prominent role after the loan departure of Adama Traore to join Barcelona, Trincao’s parent club.

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On Saiss, Lage said: “I am very happy with him. We can discuss after, but I am very happy with him. He is a top professional and very important for the team and the way we play.

“He has good numbers and scores goals, makes assists and makes dangerous passes in the offensive zones. I am very happy with him and that’s the only thing I can say at the moment. We have time to discuss that when we try to prepare the future.

“For now, I am very happy with Saiss and the other guys in the same position – Joao and Marcal – I am very happy with them. Trincao is the winger who can do best as the third midfielder when I need that.

“They can give me a lot of things and I’ve already said that. They have different profiles, but Trincao is the best guy if I need a mix between a winger and a third midfielder. That’s why I’m happy with the guys (wingers). They can give me a lot of things. They have different profiles.”

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Wolves had a sensational January and for that, Lage has been rewarded with the Premier League Manager of the Month award.

He has the opportunity to keep that momentum going when Norwich visit Molineux in the FA Cup fourth round this weekend.

Saiss will be back from the Africa Cup of Nations and available for that game, although Toti Gomes’ form may keep him in the side.