Joao Moutinho is one of those players that makes everything in football appear elegant and easy, however, Wolves legend Steve Bull believes that the 34-year old is now past his best.
The Portuguese international is set to take part in this summer’s Euros but much like fellow countrymen Rui Patricio and Ruben Neves, their futures at Molineux appear unclear with the 34-year-old appearing to be edging towards the exit door.
Moutinho appears to still be capable of performing at the top level in European football and links have emerged recently suggesting that he could be moving back to Portugal with Porto, which would give him a better chance of winning silverware and playing in the Champions League as well as being back home.
It would probably be the best way for him to end what has been a great career if he went back to Porto, and Bull believes that could be best as his career with Wolves is now done, something he spoke exclusively to Football FanCast about:
“I think he’s done now, I think Joao’s had his time here now and he’s done absolutely brilliantly for the club and there’s a lot of speculation and rumours that he’s going back to Porto.”
The £100,000-a-week Moutinho was an ever-present and trusted member of Nuno Espirito’s squad during his tenure at Molineux, however Bruno Lage likes his central midfielders to press high up the pitch which may signal the end for Moutinho’s Wolves career.
It was an astute piece of business by Wolves and Jorge Mendes back in 2018 when they brought Moutinho away from Monaco for just £5 million, and he paid that back almost instantly with the quality and experience he brought to the team.