Many Wolves fans have identified Joao Moutinho as the most important player in Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad.
Wolves Live on Twitter (@WolvesFC_latest) asked followers who they believe to be the one player without whom the team would struggle to manage.
Who is our most important player?
Which player could we simply not manage without?
— Wolves Live (@WolvesFC_latest) November 14, 2019
Although there was a variety of responses offered, Moutinho’s name was a recurring theme in the list of replies.
The 33-year-old midfielder has yet to score in 22 games this season, but is the team’s leading assists provider with seven to his name already in the current campaign.
He has started 11 out of their 12 Premier League games this term, as well as three of their four Europa League group matches. [via TransferMarkt]
Football Insider claimed last month that Moutinho is close to agreeing a contract extension at Wolves, with former England international Danny Mills hailing him as “a very, very good player” and describing his £5m signing by the club in 2018 as a “brilliant bit of business“.
These Wolves fans on Twitter feel that 120-cap Portugal international Moutinho is the team’s most important player:
5ft 7 of footballing heaven 🐺. He drives us forward and breaks play up so much …most of counters are usually caused by joao 😊😊😊
— chrispalomba (@chrispalomba1) November 14, 2019
Moutiniho, runs our midfield 🐺
— Daz Cash 🐺🏴🐺 (@DazCash) November 15, 2019
— Tre (@AuntyTwe) November 14, 2019
Got to be Mouts. Can we get a youth elixir for him?
— Richard Hazeldine (@HazeldineR) November 14, 2019
Jimenez, Coady and Rui are shouts, but I think it’s Moutinho. The whole system just runs so much smoother with him in it.
— Nick Allen (@NickAllen224) November 14, 2019
— David Cowley (@daveofsmeg) November 14, 2019
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