According to The Stoke Sentinel, Wolves are one of the clubs interested in Barnsley goalkeeper Adam Davies. With that in mind, John Ruddy could be at risk of losing his number two spot.
Davies has had a tremendous season with Barnsley in League One. With the Tykes, he helped them achieve promotion back to the Championship, whilst he was also recognised as the best stopper in the league by earning a place in the PFA League One Team of the Year.
The 26-year-old has been extremely solid, making 42 outings in the league across the 2018/19 season.
He’s been a key figure for the Reds for a number of years now but a bigger move could be on the horizon, per The Stoke Sentinel.
The report claims that Stoke are one of the sides interested in his services, whilst Birmingham, Bristol City, Hull and Brentford are also weighing up a move.
Wolves are the only Premier League club thought to be looking at the player. Davies is out of contract so unless he signs a new deal, will be available for free.
John Ruddy was absolutely vital to Wolves’ promotion-winning campaign in 2017/18 and quickly became a fan favourite, remaining ever-present right the way through the season.
But, with Rui Patricio arriving last summer, he’s been demoted to cup ‘keeper and, as a result, has hinted at signs of frustration. In quotes, per The Express & Star in March, he thought he deserved more of a chance at the beginning of the season.
Last August, the former Norwich man claimed that he’d hope a solution could be found after Patricio came in. But with Davies being eyed up it could now mean Ruddy leaves completely.
It would be a huge hole to fill but, considering the step up from League One to the Premier League, it’s extremely likely that Davies would be far happier than Ruddy to appear as the club’s goalkeeper in cup competitions.
By bringing in the Barnsley man they should have no worries about his professionalism – an undoubted quality of Ruddy. Davies is the current captain of the Yorkshire club and would be a tremendous squad player.
With the possibility of Europe looming next term, it will be incredibly difficult for a host of players to turn down a move to Molineux. That includes Davies, whose game time will ultimately take a huge hit if he signs for Nuno’s outfit.