Wolves’ done deals – and those still to be tied down

Max Kilman is the latest of a growing list at Wolves to sign a new long-term contract, tying him down until 2025.

Max Kilman has signed a five-year deal (Photo: Wolves)
Max Kilman has signed a five-year deal (Photo: Wolves)

The club have managed to get some important deals done over the past few weeks and, here, we recap those and take a look at who could be next in line.

Done deals

The elephant in the room for a good while was boss Nuno Espirito Santo’s contract situation.

As he entered the final 12 months of his deal at Molineux, there was understandably a fair amount of panic amongst fans.

Nuno, though, was always laid back about it all, hinting that the matter would be resolved when the time was right.

And that time, much to the relief of supporters, finally came last month as he committed for another three years.

It was a hugely significant piece of business, too, displaying he and the club were very much still on the same page in terms of ambition and where they see Wolves going in the coming years.

Also, it pointed out Nuno will continue to be given the right level of support as he looks to carry out that vision.

If that was not exciting enough, skipper Conor Coady – who has since gone on to firmly establish himself with England – then penned a five-year contract, thought to be on improved terms.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Conor Coady (PA)

Soon after that, too, star striker Raul Jimenez signed up until 2024, replacing his previous deal which ran until 2023.

“I am delighted to be here and to be at this great club. Since I was a little boy, I just wanted to play, I wanted to enjoy it, live it, and that’s why I am here for,” said the Mexican goal machine.

Then, on Wednesday – after helping Wolves keep clean sheets against both Fulham and Leeds – centre-half Kilman was rewarded. Wolves are not thought to be done there either.

Still to come

Also understood to be receiving a new deal is winger Adama Traore, having had a superb 2019/20 season.

The 24-year-old has also now broken into the Spain set up and is expected to agree a new contract on better terms than his current one, which still has three years left to run.

Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers (AMA)

Elsewhere in the squad, it was initially believed Willy Boly’s deal was due to expire next summer – but it actually runs until 2023.

They could offer the Frenchman new terms but, either way, the defender is understood to be happy at Molineux.

Romain Saiss, meanwhile, does see his current agreement come to an end at the end of this season.

However, the ball is in the club’s court as they have the option to extend that deal by another year, with the 30-year-old now one of the longest-serving members of the squad.

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