Menu Close

2019

Wolves keeper Ruddy needs to stay put – Stowell

Mike Stowell has urged John Ruddy to stay at Wolves and not seek a move for regular football elsewhere. Goalkeeper Ruddy has been forced to play second fiddle to Rui Patricio for 37 of the 38 games in the Premier League this season. His only other action apart from the 2-0 win against Cardiff on March 2 came in the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup, where he played all eight ties. Stowell, who holds the record for goalkeeping appearances for Wolves with 448, acknowledges the frustration Ruddy must endure after playing 45 out of 46 Championship games the season…

Raul looking for more with Wolves

Raul Jimenez has set his sights even higher next season – for himself and for Wolves. The soon-to-be £32m club record signing was a huge success in his first campaign in England, top-scoring with 17 goals in all competitions. His 13 goals in the Premier League made him Wolves’ record scorer in the remodelled top flight in a season as Wolves finished seventh, their highest position for 39 years. Wolves have already targeted Albion striker and Newcastle player of the year Salomon Rondon to compete with 28-year-old Jimenez next season. But the Mexico international is already looking forward to any…

Wolves legends Hibbitt and Richards signed up for Europe trip

Kenny Hibbitt and John Richards are the latest guests to be signed up for a Wolves European tour with a difference. The two long-serving legends have been invited to the 30th anniversary of the Viking Wolves, the club’s Norwegian supporters branch, in Bergen on August 30. Hibbitt and Richards will be joining friends and late 1970s team-mates Colin Brazier and Steve Daley at the celebrations at the home of Wolves fanatic Odin Henrikssen, a frequent Molineux visitor, along with their wives. Other Molineux stalwarts could be set to follow them too, as Odin looks to have a bash to remember.…

Moutinho urges Wolves to win a trophy to confirm big-time dreams

  Player of the year Joao Moutinho has urged Wolves to win a trophy to confirm their big-time dreams.   The 32-year-old midfielder, who was voted player of the year by the fans after a superb season, has been a serial winner in his career and he wants to continue that exemplorary reputation by bagging some silverware.   Wolves went agonisingly close to a first FA Cup final in 59 years after being beaten by Watford in extra-time of the semi-final, while their seventh place was the club’s highest finish for 39 years and ultimately helped them return to Europe…

Wolves bag £127m Premier bounty for finishing seventh

Wolves have earned a £127m bounty in Premier League prize money for this season. The club have received record payments from the top flight after finishing seventh in their first campaign back among the elite for six years. Wolves received £127,165,114, which put them behind the top six and seventh-placed Everton, who received more (£128,603,905) because they were shown live on TV in the UK more times than Wolves (18 as opposed to 15). Wolves were actually only the 10th highest Premier League club featuring on live TV, behind the top six, Everton, 10th-placed West Ham with 16 and 13th-placed…

Wan looking to win for Wolves after signing

Wolves have snapped up promising British-Chinese midfielder Hong Wan on a two-year deal. The 18-year-old is set to join Rob Edwards’ successful Under-23s squad for the start of next season. Croydon-born Hong spent almost 10 years in Charlton Athletic’s academy  before switching to Yeovil when he was 16, helping The Glovers reach the club’s highest level of youth football, and captaining their Under-18s. Hong, who is of Chinese and Malaysian heritage, played development games for Luton Town towards the end of the season, but is now delighted to move to Wolves. “It’s a great opportunity and I’m very grateful to…

Cav targeted by Fulham as Rondon chase hots up

Ivan Cavaleiro has emerged as a target for relegated Fulham – as Wolves maintain hopes of landing Albion striker Salomon Rondon. Cavaleiro is understood to be frustrated at his lack of regular starts and could be looking at a Molineux exit this summer. Fulham have registered their interest in the 25-year-old forward. Leeds have also been linked with the twice-capped Portugal international for the second summer in a row, and reports have said the forward, who cost Wolves a then club record of £7m in August 2016, is available for £12m. Fulham look set to lose Aleksandar Mitrovic following their…

Wolves chasing Benfica’s £10m-rated Andre Almeida

Wolves are one of five Premier League clubs trying to sign £10m-rated Benfica right-back Andre Almeida. The 28-year-old Portugal international supplied an incredible 12 assists and two goals to help his team overcome Porto for the Primeira Liga title. Due to his relatively modest wages, Almeida, who is under contract for another two years, could be snapped up for £10m during the current transfer window. Almeida, who can also play in midfield, has made it clear he wants to test himself in the Premier League and is seeking a move this summer. Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo and his…

Wolves need ‘four to six’ signings for top six and maintain Euro push – Stowell

Wolves favourite Mike Stowell believes his former club need four to six signings this summer to compete for a top-six place next season and sustain a Europa League push. Stowell, now Leicester’s long-term first-team coach and goalkeeper coach, claims Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have been an ‘inspiration’ to finish seventh in their first season back in the Premier League. But the 54-year-old warned they cannot afford to stand still. Stowell has seen just what can be achieved by a Midlands club having been part of the Leicester staff as they won the Premier League in 2016 then reached the Champions…