Numerous Wolves transfers are expected to take place in the summer with John Ruddy being the latest outgoing. The keeper is set to see out the deal he signed last summer and leave on a free.
Wolves Set for Big Summer Transfer Window
John Ruddy Will Be Missed
Ruddy was one of the longest-serving players in the Wolves camp. The keeper joined in the 2017/18 season as the club lifted the Championship title to win promotion back to the Premier League.
Since then, the keeper has lost his number one spot in goal and has been an understudy firstly to Rui Patricio and most recently Jose Sa. Ruddy saw most of his success in the cup competitions in this time, helping them to get to the FA semi-final in 2018/19 and the Europa League quarter-finals in 2019/20.
It was thought that manager Bruno Lage wanted to keep Ruddy as he was a big part of the dressing room at the club. Ruddy also seemed open to staying at the club but it appears that the decision to not renew his contract was made from above the manager.
More Wolves Transfers Expected
Other senior first-team players also look set to leave the club with potentially the biggest loss being Ruben Neves. Lage recently valued Neves at £100 million however, with the club’s failure to secure European football the club may not be able to sway the player into staying.
The Portuguese international has been one of Wolves’ better players this season and won the goal of the season at the club for a wonderful, dinked finish in the 4-0 mauling of Watford.
Moroccan captain Romain Saiss also looks set to leave when his contract expires in the summer and Joao Moutinho is still yet to renew his despite it expiring next month.
Many fans will be hoping that Adama Traore may be persuaded to stay at the club with Barcelona looking likely not to trigger the option to buy at the end of his loan. However, with his contract also up in a year the club may want to cash in on him rather than let him walk away for free next season.
With the squad already being thin, incomings will no doubt be expected by fans in hopes of achieving European football next season with many changes to the first team line-up expected.
Morgan Gibbs-White who had a more than successful loan spell at Sheffield United last season will be hoping to cement his place in the first team next season. While Chiquinho’s end of season form may push him into first-team plans.
Bruno Lage has confirmed Marçal will be leaving Wolves at the end of the season.
Lage has also said he wants Joao Moutinho, John Ruddy and Morgan Gibbs-White to be part of his squad next season.
— Talking Wolves (@TalkingWolves) May 20, 2022