Wolves provide update on Adama Traore’s future as eight players set to leave club - full list
A number of players are set to depart the club this summer - see the full list below
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Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed Joao Moutinho and Diego Costa will leave Molineux once their contracts expire in the coming weeks.
Adama Traore is also out of contract this summer, although sporting director Matt Hobs says talks are ongoing with the player over his future.
Elsewhere, six members of the under-21s squad will depart Wolves during the summer, including Taylor Perry, who joined as a seven-year-old and Luke Matheson who signed for Wolves in January 2020.
Moutinho passed the 200-appearance mark for Wolves appearance under Lopetegui earlier this calendar year, during the fifth year of a glittering career in old gold, after he joined the club from Monaco during the summer of 2018.
Hobbs said: “Joao’s going to go down as one of the best players to ever pull on the old gold, in my opinion. He was an integral part of the team the entire time he was here. Our success over the last four or five years, he’s been instrumental in. So, he now departs with nothing but thanks from the football club.
“Everything he does is meticulous. He’s shown a lot of the younger players what you have to do to look after yourself and have a good career in the game. When he first came to the club, he was a big part of the culture change, because of his work ethic and how he managed himself before and after training. He definitely raised the levels and expectations amongst the players themselves.
“When he came in, we had a huge Portuguese contingent, and he was a hero to a lot of the guys for what he’d achieved in both club and international football. He just had that presence and people wanted to follow what he was he doing. We thank Joao for all he did at Wolves and wish him the best of luck for the future.”
Players out of contract
The full list of out of contract players is as follows:
- Diego Costa
- Joao Moutinho
- Adama Traore
- Michael Agboola
- Lee Harkin
- Jack Hodnett
- Luke Matheson
- Taylor Perry
- Jack Scot