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The Wolves player's footsteps Toti Gomes should look to follow at Molineux

Toti Gomes has officially signed a new contract with Wolves.

The defender put pen to paper on a new deal yesterday, meaning he’s now on the books until 2027.

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The club decided to act after Gomes recently emerged as a new squad option for Bruno Lage.

In January, the club recalled him from his loan spell with Grasshoppers. It was first thought that Gomes would just be training with the first-team and providing cover in training sessions.

But Lage surprised everyone when he gave Gomes his Premier League debut against Southampton.

He did really well on his first appearance, and was given further chances against Brentford and Norwich City in the FA Cup.

After Romain Saiss came back from AFCON, Gomes hasn’t been able to get any more minutes.

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Bu the youngster has clearly made a big impression on Lage and those behind the scenes.

His new deal is a suggestion they really believe in his potential.

And Gomes actually has the absolutely perfect role model to try and follow at Molineux.

Max Kilman has become one of Wolves’ top players this season, having been given the chance by Lage at the start of the season.

He has been simply outstanding in many games this term. The manager simply loves him, using him in all but two of Wolves’ games in 2021/22.

Gomes is now at the age (23) that Kilman started to get more games for the first-team.

He’s definitely someone for Gomes to take inspiration from.

Gomes could well ‘pull a Kilman’ at Wolves next season

He’s dipped his toe in this season and applied himself really well when Lage needed him to.

Obviously chances for him will be few and far between now that Saiss is back in the picture.

But next season, it’s possible Gomes could enjoy a Kilman-style emergence for Wanderers.

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Saiss supposedly has a contract offer on the table. Even if the Moroccan does sign it, it’s likely he won’t be playing as many games as he has this season.

The club may finally buy a new first-team ready centre-back, but Gomes is definitely someone who could become more prominent. Kilman did it, and he has the talent to do the same.