Wolves star Joao Moutinho has spoken about his contract situation whilst on duty with Portugal.
The veteran appeared before the media to field questions ahead of the nation’s games with Spain Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
Currently, Moutinho stands to leave Wolves at the end of this month.
It has been reported that a sticking point has been Moutinho wanting two more years at Molineux, with Wolves only prepared to offer him one.
Some fans are worried that time is now getting on, but Moutinho cut a relaxed figure when talking about the subject.
He said (quoted by Mais Futebol): “I have always worked the same way, with or without a contract.
“We had a good season at the club, now I’m focused on contributing to the success of the national team, the other things will work out in due course.”
Moutinho may be 35, but in 2021/22 he showed himself to be extremely fit and durable.
He made 39 appearances across all competitions, and was a key player for Bruno Lage.
Currently, he’s sat on 176 appearances for Wolves in total since he signed from AS Monaco in 2018 – which is a phenomenal return.
It remains to be seen if he can add to that tally.
Joao Moutinho comments may indicate Wolves contract extension is coming
Moutinho does not appear to be caught up by the situation, which may well indicate that news of a contract extension is coming.
And that would be really good for the club and the supporters.
Wolves have already lost three experienced players in John Ruddy, Fernando Marcal and Romain Saiss. So to lose Moutinho, who is probably the ultimate leader and professional, would be a major blow.
Hopefully Wolves will soon announce what many people are waiting for.