Wolves currently have a few players who will be out of contract in the summer of 2022.

It is still early days in 2021/22, but it is perhaps a good time to have a look at which stars at Molineux are currently staring at an exit from the club as a free agent.

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There is potential for some to stay on, and some to move on.

Here are the four players who are into their final years, and how likely they perhaps are at the moment to receive an extension from the club.

Wolves players that are out of contract in summer 2022

John Ruddy

At one point, it looked as though Ruddy was going to leave Wolves in the summer just gone.

His contract was set to expire, but the veteran agreed a one-year extension with the club which was a fair decision. He is a decent back-up and influential character in the dressing room.

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Given he is now 35, this could well be his final campaign at Molineux.

Chances of a Wolves extension: 3/10

Fernando Marcal

Marcal started off the current season in really good form.

The Brazilian was excellent in those three 1-0 defeats right at the start, and then provided two assists against Watford.

But it’s been downhill since then, and the South American has been back on the sidelines with a calf injury in recent weeks.

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Fernando Marcal (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus)

That is a place he was very familiar with last term.

With Jonny Castro Otto set to return in the new year, it would be a surprise if Marcal, 32, got given a new deal. Especially with Rayan Ait-Nouri looking very promising.

Chances of a Wolves extension: 4/10

 

Joao Moutinho

Moutinho may be 35 now, but he has been showing this season that that is merely a number.

He has featured in all 13 of Wolves’ games this season, starting all but one.

Bruno Lage clearly loves him just as much as Nuno Espirito Santo did, if not more.

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Joao Moutinho (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

The new manager recently stated he felt Moutinho still has five more years to play and can then become a manager.

Not everyone will think he should stick around, but it’s fairly likely he’ll get a further year at least.

Chances of a Wolves extension: 8/10

Romain Saiss

Saiss had his contract extended earlier this year to take him through to the end of the 2021/22 season.

Some feel it is perhaps time for the Moroccan to move on.

But, like Moutinho, he has been a regular so far under Lage, and he has done fairly well on the left of the back three.

Realistically, Wolves do need to upgrade on him soon.

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Romain Saiss (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

He has his limitations, but there is a reasonable chance he will get another contract extension, having proven himself handy over the years.

It can be argued he would be a decent squad option next year, rather than a regular starter.

Chances of a Wolves extension: 7/10

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