Wolves transfer news: Matija Sarkic likely to leave this summer
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Wolves transfer news: Matija Sarkic likely to leave this summer

Wolves goalkeeper Matija Sarkic is reportedly likely to leave the club this summer.

According to The Athletic, the Montenegro international is set to be an outgoing in the next window.

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Sarkic started the current campaign as Wolves’ number two behind Jose Sa. But he left to join Stoke City on loan in January.

Julen Lopetegui gave him just one first-team appearance, against Liverpool in the FA Cup back in January.

The Spaniard then decided a loan move would be best, and he brought in Dan Bentley from Bristol City for a fee of just £50,000.

Bentley just made his debut for Wolves on Saturday against Manchester United. It was a poor performance from Wolves at Old Trafford, but Bentley was absolutely superb between the sticks.

He really sent a message to Lopetegui. He is not just at Wolves to push Jose Sa – he wants to play.

Bentley is likely to keep his place in the side until the end of the season given Wanderers are now safe.

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It’s a good chance for Lopetegui to further determine is capabilities.

But it looks as though the Spaniard really likes him, as he spoke very highly of him after Saturday’s game. He stated he had worked very hard and deserved his selection.

And Bentley’s emergence is seemingly a reason why Sarkic is now set to leave this summer.

The Athletic point out that he is now 25 years of age, and he wants to be playing as a number one. Were he to stick around at Wolves for 2023/24, he would only be third-choice.

Sarkic joined Wolves from Aston Villa in 2020. He has made three appearances for the first-team so far.

Matija Sarkic needs to leave Wolves this summer to further his career

Sarkic leaving Wolves this summer would be the right move.

The star is in his mid-twenties now and it is understandable he wants to be a number one.

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He’s shown what he can do in his last couple of loan spells, although injury did affect both of his stints at Birmingham City and Stoke.

There will surely be suitors for him this summer, and hopefully Wolves will be fairly compensated for losing him.

It would be good to see Sarkic get a move and become the main man for a new club.