John Ruddy has officially agreed to stay another year at Molineux.
The 34-year-old had reportedly been mulling over an offer from the club for the past couple of weeks.
The star will be sticking around, likely continuing in his role as back-up.
Ruddy has played second fiddle to Rui Patricio for the past three years, following the Portuguese stopper’s arrival from Sporting CP.
Ruddy has been with Wolves since transferring from Norwich City in 2017.
He played a crucial role in the club’s promotion back to the Premier League.
While he hasn’t seen much time on the pitch since the club signed Patricio, Ruddy has been a prominent figure in the dressing room.
By all accounts he is a big character, and well-respected by all.
Technical director Scott Sellars said of Ruddy (via Wolves official): “We are all delighted for John to have signed a new contract. To have a person of his experience and quality is great for the squad.
“But not only that, the leadership he brings off the pitch and how he is in the dressing room and in training made it really important that we got John to stay at the club.”
Arguably it is the right call for Wolves to offer Ruddy another year and thankfully he has accepted.
Across his eight appearances last term, he generally showed that he is still at a decent level.
Fans have been reacting to the news on social media.
Most seem to be quite pleased:
— Connor McGee (@Connor241298) June 24, 2021
— hayden🐺🏴 (@haydenbd_) June 24, 2021
Really good news.
— Steve (@SakaryBako) June 24, 2021
Brilliant! Great news! 💛🐺🖤
— CathyAW47 💙 (@CathyWithington) June 24, 2021
Brilliant news 👏👏👏
— janice (@wolvogirl75) June 24, 2021
No club can ever have enough people like this at their club, especially one like ours with a lot of young players signed/loaned or breaking through etc
Can’t speak highly enough of the man
Congrats big lad 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Steve Williams (@williamsSC79) June 24, 2021
— Adam (@AdamWWFC_) June 24, 2021
This is actually great news https://t.co/xhdaBqrrop
— brad fisher🇵🇹 (@_brad_fisher_) June 24, 2021