Wolves will reportedly cash in on Jonny Castro Otto this summer if a suitable offer comes in.
That is the word from The Athletic, with the Spaniard having struggled this season.
Jonny has made just 23 appearances across all competitions this term.
Most of his involvements came early on in the season when Bruno Lage was still in charge.
So far in 2023, Jonny has only made five Premier League appearances – just three of which have been starts.
Since Julen Lopetegui came in, Jonny has had to make do with a bench role. The head coach has been very set on using Nelson Semedo on the right.
And on the left, Hugo Bueno and Toti Gomes have been in a great battle for minutes.
Jonny has perhaps been done no favours by the formation change.
Some of his best football came when he operated as a left wing-back when Wolves were playing with three centre-backs.
But that system was canned at the start of this season in favour of a flat back four.
Unfortunately, Jonny has not looked as comfortable in the current system. Especially on the right side.
Now, The Athletic report that Wanderers are ready to move Jonny on this summer.
But they will only do so if a suitable offer comes in. No figure or asking price is mentioned.
Wolves are right to be open to Jonny Castro Otto sale this summer
This is the right stance from Wolves.
Jonny, sadly, just hasn’t cut it this season.
It’s been tough for him. He does not looks as mobile or athletic as he did when he first joined the club.
Earlier this year, former Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards noted that Jonny was looking ‘devoid of confidence’.
It’s very possible that the two serious knee injured he’s suffered during his time with the club have finally caught up with him.
His struggles could also be down to the system change, or perhaps even a lack of rhythm.
Whatever the reasons, he arguably hasn’t done enough to warrant Wolves turning around and saying they want to keep the player.
It would be interesting to see how much the club would want for Jonny.
He signed for the club for £15 million.
Realistically, given his lack of minutes, form and his injury history, the club are probably looking at between £5 million – £10 million.