Steve Bull delighted to see Nelson Semedo extend his contract at Wolves
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Steve Bull delighted to see Nelson Semedo extend his contract at Wolves

Molineux legend Steve Bull has expressed his delight about Wolves’ decision to extend Nelson Semedo’s contract.

The full-back is now staying for another two years, after Wolves triggered a clause in his contract.

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Wanderers had until the end of the month to take up their option.

Earlier this week, it had been suggested that Wolves were unable to afford to trigger the option.

Sporting director Matt Hobbs suggested the financial reasons meant a decision was delayed. But Wolves have now tied down their man. Apparently, it was always the plan to take up the option for two more years.

Semedo is player that still divides opinion these days.

But in the eyes of Bull, the decision to keep him around is the right one.

He said in his latest Express & Star column: “I’m pleased to see Nelson Semedo staying at Wolves.

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“He’s a tricky full-back, or wing-back, who is up and down that flank and gives his all.

“If he loses the ball he always gets back and he tries his best in his position, so fair play to him for loving the club and wanting to stay.

“All parties wanted to make this one happen and it’s now time to get everyone else started, and get some faces in. They’ll have things in the pipeline.”

Wolves extending Nelson Semedo’s contract is a positive, as Steve Bull praises full-back

It is good that Semedo will be sticking around at Molineux.

The 29-year-old is a capable full-back and has generally been a good addition for Wolves since he came in the summer of 2020.

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He just needs to be a bit more consistent.

He can still be prone to getting caught out positionally. But you can see why Julen Lopetegui is a fan of him. When he’s on it, he is a nightmare for opponents to deal with.

He’s a great outlet, and perhaps he’ll fare much better next term if he heads in with a full pre-season under his belt, something he did not get last year.