Former Monaco midfielder Joao Moutinho set to sign new Wolverhampton deal

The experienced player will be tied down to a new contract.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly reached an advanced stage in contract talks with Joao Moutinho.

Since making what was considered to be a surprise move to Molineux last summer, the midfielder has featured on 56 occasions in all competitions. A Euro 2016 and Nations League winner with Portugal, a three-time Primeira Liga winner with Porto and a Ligue 1 winner with Monaco, Moutinho is one of the most classy operators in gold and black and Wolves’ midfield three is firmly centred around him.

While the Portugal international has just turned 33 years of age, it appears that Wolverhampton are keen to ensure that the playmaker does not leave the club when his deal expires at the end of the season. According to the Telegraphthe West Midlands outfit are making good progress in negotiations after offering Moutinho terms for another two years.

The report suggests that the veteran has welcomed the talks and is likely to extend his stay at the Premier League club. Moutinho arrived after trophy-laden spells at Sporting, Porto and Monaco, and was instrumental as Wolves enjoyed vast success last season.

Nuno Espírito Santo’s side managed to finish seventh in their first season back in the Premier League. That even brought with it a spot in the Europa League. It was an impressive individual season for Moutinho too, who was named Wolves’ player of the season, scoring one goal and assisting eight.

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