Joao Moutinho is still looking at potential options away from Wolves as contract talks continue to stall, according to reliable journalist Tim Spiers.
The Lowdown: Moutinho outstanding for Wolves
The 35-year-old has been a magnificent servant for Wanderers since joining from Monaco back in 2018, providing huge amounts of quality and experience.
Moutinho’s class in the middle of the park has been a joy to watch at times, with Danny Murphy describing the Portuguese as a ‘beautiful’ footballer.
The veteran’s current deal at Molineux expires this summer, however, and as of yet, he has not agreed an extension.
The Latest: Spiers gives key update
Writing for The Athletic, Spiers confirmed that Moutinho wants a two-year deal at Wolves but the club would rather he only stay on for another 12 months.
For that reason, he is assessing other options, should all parties fail to come to an agreement.
The Verdict: One-year deal perfect
The idea of losing both Ruben Neves and Moutinho in the same transfer window doesn’t bear thinking about for Wolves, given their influence in midfield.
Ideally, Moutinho would agree to Wolves’ one-year offer, with two more years taking him to almost 38, at which point age really could have caught up with him.
A couple more seasons feel like a risk, but a 12-month extension would be perfect, allowing Bruno Lage to continue using him as a key man before his legs really start to go.
In other news, a fresh Wolves transfer claim has emerged regarding one player. Find out who it is here.
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