Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Joao Moutinho has reportedly been offered to Valencia by Jorge Mendes.

According to Grada 3, the veteran could be set to bring his three-year stint at the club to an end this summer.

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Strangely, the outlet says Mendes has offered Moutinho to the Spanish side on a free transfer.

That’s despite the player having a year left to run on his contract at Molineux.

Moutinho had a fairly turbulent 2020/21, a season in which he started 28 Premier League games.

The former AS Monaco maestro had some great moments – his stunning goal against Arsenal perhaps being the standout.

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But he undoubtedly underperformed in comparison to his first two campaigns.

He registered just one assist last term, compared to 13 in 2019/20 and eight in 2018/19.

As he approaches the age of 35, it’s undeniable his physicality is in decline.


Arguably though, he could still have an impact for Wolves next term if new manager Bruno Lage manages his workload more effectively than Nuno Espirito Santo.

Moutinho can’t be Wolves regular next term

This report seems a little dubious, given it seems they think Moutinho can leave for free this summer.

But there have been reports previously about Moutinho’s future.

That perhaps suggests he could go.

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Whatever transpires, it’s important that Wolves don’t go relying totally on Moutinho for the new season.

He could still do a job if Wolves did want to keep him.

But if that is what Lage wants, he just cannot play him week in week out.

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