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Wolves should use Joao Moutinho to land Kang-in Lee

Wolverhampton Wanderers maestro Joao Moutinho is coming to the end of his playing career.

The star turns 35 in September and the 2020/21 season was the first time he has shown signs of decline.

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For many, Moutinho is one of the finest players ever to wear the shirt.

But all good things must come to an end eventually.

The £100,000-a-week star (Spotrac) does have a year remaining on his contract at Molineux.

But there have been reports he could go this summer. FC Porto are said to be keen.

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There was a report yesterday that Jorge Mendes could take Moutinho to Valencia.

That is quite interesting. Wolves have previously been linked with a move for Kang-in Lee, who has just been named among the nominees for the 2021 Golden Boy.

The South Korean was reported by Sport Aragorn to be a possible signing for Wolves, with Rafa Mir heading to Valencia in a separate deal.

Moutinho plus cash for Lee?

This is potentially a good opportunity for Wolves to get creative. That’s something Scott Sellars discussed in the recent Wolves Q&A (via The Athletic).

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If Valencia have interest in Moutinho, Wolves have got to look at offering him in exchange for Lee.

Obviously, cash would need to be offered too. After all, technician Lee is a player with fantastic potential.

It’s surely an option worth exploring.