Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly planning to offer Joao Moutinho a contract extension.

Journalist Ekrem Konur claimed yesterday on Twitter that the club are looking to offer the Portuguese maestro another year at Molineux.

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Joao Moutinho (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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His current contract expires at the end of the season.

Moutinho recently turned 35, making him one of the oldest players in the Premier League.

Despite his advancing years, he remains a key player for Wolves and has so far featured heavily under Bruno Lage in 2021/22.

As was the case under Nuno Espirito Santo.

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Joao Moutinho (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

To date he has made 142 appearances for the club, which is amazing considering he only joined in 2018.

The £5 million signing (BBC Sport) has played a lot of football, and some have wondered how much he has left in the tank.

News of a potential contract extension has reached some Wolves fans on social media.

The idea of Moutinho signing on for another year appears to have divided some, although quite a few do see the benefit of keeping him around, even if he was to play less.

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Joao Moutinho (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

At the end of the day, Moutinho has had an amazing career and no doubt has plenty of pearls of wisdom to pass on.

There is obviously a strong Portuguese influence at the club and having Moutinho around is probably ideal for those hailing from the country.

 

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