Wolverhampton Wanderers made some important moves towards the end of 2020.
The club tied down a number of key individuals to longer contracts, including Nuno Espirito Santo, Raul Jimenez, Conor Coady, Pedro Neto, Max Kilman and Leander Dendoncker.
Jonny Castro Otto also penned fresh terms upon his return to full fitness last month, and Romain Saiss reportedly automatically triggered another year through games played.
Here are a few people players Wolves should be looking to tie down next:
Ivory Coast centre-back Willy Boly is a hugely important player for Wolves.
Undoubtedly he is the club’s best defender.
The 30-year-old has probably not had the greatest of seasons – injury has not helped his cause – but barring Pedro Neto, who has at Molineux this season?
His current terms may not be expiring any time soon (2023), but the consistency he’s shown since his arrival in 2017 (initially on loan) surely means he is deserving of a new deal.
Perhaps the second-best player for Wolves this season behind Neto.
Neves has been largely great in midfield this season, showcasing a brilliant knack for making tackles and interceptions.
He’s also chipped in with five goals – the same as Neto – meaning he’s been heavily involved.
The £16 million midfield maestro (Goal) tends to get linked with an exit fairly regularly and so, Wolves have got to sign him up to a bigger contract, if anything to increase his value and protect their asset.
The central defender, 21, is now having a brilliant spell on loan at Sunderland after an initial struggle for regular minutes.
Sanderson has been described as a ‘Rolls Royce’ by Black Cats boss Lee Johnson (via Chronicle) and has won a string of Man of the Match awards in recent weeks.
It seems he could well be ready to make his mark with the Wolves first-team and play in the Premier League – something he’s admitted he wants (via Wolves official).
When he returns to the club this summer he’ll only have a year left on his contract – surely the club to need extend it and get him involved at Molineux.