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Joao Moutinho ‘FINALLY accepts new 12-month contract at Wolves’ after delaying the club’s initial offer in pursuit of a two-year deal at Molineux… as Bruno Lage continues to endure a quiet transfer window
- Wolves’ Joao Moutinho ‘has agreed a fresh 12-month deal ahead of next season’
- The midfielder first stalled the offer in pursuit of a two-year Molineux contract
- Moutinho is reportedly set to return to pre-season training on Wednesday
- Wolves finished in the top half three times in four season since his arrival in 2018
- Bruno Lage and Wolves are delighted to retain the veteran according to reports
Wolves midfielder Joao Moutinho has reportedly agreed to sign a fresh 12-month contract at Molineux, having previously stalled negotiations in pursuit of a longer deal.
Sportsmail reported last week that the Portuguese international initially stalled the offer in a bid to land a two-year deal at the club.
Bruno Lage’s side are reportedly delighted to retain one of their crucial first-team players for another season, having yet to make a serious signing so far this summer.
Wolves veteran Joao Moutinho has agreed a fresh one-year contract at Molineux next season
Moutinho initially wanted a new two-year deal at Wolves but has now agreed to 12 months
Moutinho will now fly back to England to return to first-team training on Wednesday, according to the Telegraph.
Since his £5million arrival from Monaco in July 2018, the experienced midfielder has helped Wolves secure three top-half finishes in four seasons in the Premier League.
During that period, Moutinho has managed five goals and 23 assists in 176 appearances at the club.
Speaking in April, Lage said: ‘It’s hard to find men like him. He wants to stay.
The experienced midfielder is expected to be part of Portugal’s World Cup squad in Qatar
Wolves boss Bruno Lage was keen to retain Moutinho at Molineux ahead of the new season
‘The club wants him and I am very happy working with him.’
Wolves star Ruben Neves, who has returned to pre-season training alongside Lage, was expected to exit Molineux this summer for a sizeable fee amid interest from Manchester United and Barcelona.
However, as it stands, the 25-year-old is set to play in midfield alongside his Portuguese compatriot Moutinho ahead of next season.