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Wolves transfer news: Club want John Ruddy to stay

Wolves reportedly want John Ruddy to stay at Molineux.

The veteran goalkeeper stands to leave the club at the end of the current season, as things currently stand.

He will be out of contract, as is the case with Joao Moutinho, Fernando Marcal and Romain Saiss.

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It is a similar situation to this time last season.

Ruddy’s deal was expiring, and there was speculation about him potentially moving on.

In the end, he signed a one-year extension with the club.

This term, Ruddy has made just five appearance for Wanderers, with all of those coming in the cup competitions.

He has been firmly behind Jose Sa, who has been a revelation between the sticks since his arrival last summer from Olympiacos.

Sa has been one of the Premier League’s best performers in his position, if not the best.

It has meant Ruddy has one again had to play second fiddle, as he did for the three seasons Rui Patricio was at Molineux.

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Recently, Ruddy cast doubt on his future at Molineux, saying: “I have no idea (if I’ll stay or leave), we take it day by day.

“We have six games left so let’s get to the end of the season. And at the end of the day, if I left Wolves I don’t think I’ll be missed that much because we have people who are ready to step up.

“I don’t play as much as I would like and I still feel that I have a lot to offer on the pitch.”

The Athletic have produced a report about the state of play at Wolves heading into the summer.

And towards the end of the article it is stated that the club would like to keep Ruddy.

It now obviously depends on whether the former Norwich City stopper is willing to stick around for another term.

Wolves wanting John Ruddy to stay at Molineux is no surprise

It is hardly a surprise to learn that Wolves are hopeful of keeping Ruddy.

Recently, Bruno Lage praised him and admitted he deserved to play more. Sa also spoke very positively about his teammate and the challenge he provides him with.

Ruddy is known for being one of the leaders in the dressing room.

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He is well respected, and such types of individual are really important for improving cohesion and team mentality.

And Ruddy has also shown he is still a decent back-up stopper. Hopefully, he’d be willing to continue in that role, although he could not be blamed for wanting to move on.