Wolves likely to trigger two-year Nelson Semedo extension
Wolves are likely to trigger an option to keep right-back Nelson Semedo at the club for a further two years, according to reliable journalist Steve Madeley.
The Lowdown: Semedo a key player for Wolves
The 29-year-old has been a good signing for Wanderers, invariably nailing down the right-back spot and becoming an important figure under various managers.
Semedo has started 14 Premier League matches this season, and made 19 appearances overall in the competition, picking up one assist for good measure.
Wolves have an option to extend the Portuguese’s stay by two years and it looks though that is something that will come to fruition.
The Latest: Two-year extension likely
According to The Athletic‘s Madeley, Wanderers will activate Semedo’s extension, rather than losing him on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer:
“Wolves are likely to activate an option to keep Semedo for a further two years, otherwise they would lose a valuable asset for free.”
The Verdict: Correct decision
This is absolutely the right decision by Wolves, should they go through with it, with Semedo someone who should continue to be a key man for a number of years.
He has been hailed as ‘unbelievable’ by journalist Tim Spiers in the past, while 124 appearances for Barcelona is not to be sniffed at, so Julen Lopetegui will surely value him moving forward.
Semedo shone in last weekend’s 3-0 win over Liverpool, earning a 7.24 rating from WhoScored, while only Ruben Neves (2.5) and Hugo Bueno (2.3) have averaged more than his 2.1 tackles per game in the league this season.