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Joao Moutinho talks ongoing with Wolves over contract extension

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ talks over Joao Moutinho’s contract extension are still on going.

What’s the word?

That is according to The Athletic’s Tim Spiers, who took to his personal Twitter account to update the Molineux faithful.

Spiers stated: “Talks remain ongoing with Joao Moutinho. Sticking point is the length of contract with the 35-year-old thought to want a two-year extension.”

A worrying update

The latest news surrounding the 35-year-old veteran will be worrying for Wolves fans. Despite being in his twilight years as a player, he is a massive part of Lage’s side, having been at the club for almost four years now.

Ever since he made the switch from Ligue 1 side Monaco in 2018, he has played in the majority of games in the Premier League, making 33 appearances or more in each of his four campaigns.

How good is Moutinho?







What’s even more impressive is his consistency. The first two seasons at Wolves saw the Portugal midfielder complete two full back-to-back Premier League campaigns, playing all 38 games for two seasons in a row.

It’s easy to understand why he is picked so often.

Moutinho does the basics well with a style evident of an unselfish player who is dedicated solely to the success of the team. You can also see this in his numbers throughout the years, with his game now geared towards stabilising possession, rather than striving for individual attacking returns.

You can see this shift throughout his four years, having registered nine and seven respective goal contributions in his first two seasons, compared to a combined total of five contributions in the most recent two seasons.

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His game is still well-rounded, but has slowed slightly with the Portuguese veteran now in his mid-30s.

Though, his influence in the Wolves set-up is unquestionable. His average of 10.79 ball recoveries, 10.21 passes under pressure and 3.21 switches per 90 are the quickest explanation of his role under Lage.

The club should cater to the needs of what is an integral part of their club, both on and off the pitch.

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