Wolverhampton Wanderers are said to be considering handing Joao Moutinho a one-year contract extension.

The 35-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the current season.

Journalist Ekrem Konur claimed earlier this week that Wolves are seeking to keep him around.

The star has been at the club since signing from AS Monaco in 2018 for just £5 million (BBC Sport).

He has been a sensational signing, making 142 appearances for the club since his arrival.

Moutinho has started the current season well, but one wonders if he will wane as the season wears on.

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Wolves probably ought to put off contract extension talks until the end of the season.

It is then when all parties will be better able to gauge whether Moutinho can do another season at Molineux.

One thing that the club could perhaps be talking to Moutinho about now, is a potential coaching role.

Wolves need to keep Moutinho around

Maybe Moutinho will decide to hang up his boots next year.

If that does turn out to be the case, Wolves should still try to convince the star to stick around at Molineux.

He has obviously had an amazing playing career and has had many experiences in the game.

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Obviously, there is a large Portuguese culture at Molineux and it just feels like Moutinho taking up a coaching role would be a masterstroke from the club.

He would probably be a fantastic mentor to all the players hailing from Portugal, and anyone else for that matter.

Maybe Wolves should be planting the seed now.

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