Now that it’s New Year’s Day, Wolves have four players out of contract at the end of June who could agree Bosman deals with overseas clubs in January – John Ruddy, Max Kilman, Phil Ofosu-Ayeh and Jordan Graham.
Ruddy is unlikely to sign on for another year of being a second-choice goalkeeper at Wolves, but it’s hard to see him considering a move abroad six months before his contract expires. The 33-year-old has spent his entire career in the UK and will likely want to weigh up his options close to home next summer before considering moving overseas.
Kilman may be available on a Bosman but Wolves are likely to hand him a new deal as he’s been in the squad all season and impressed when called upon. The 22-year-old is currently behind Conor Coady, Leander Dendoncker and Romain Saiss in the pecking order, but Wolves would be foolish not to tie him down.
Ofosu-Ayeh will be free to leave Wolves as he hasn’t made an appearance since joining the club in 2017. Whether sides overseas make a move for the 28-year-old in January remains to be seen, however, as his stock is low after a lack of football in the last two years.
Graham finds himself on the periphery at Wolves and will be considering his options now the transfer window is open. It’s more likely he joins a club permanently in January, rather than agree a Bosman deal with an overseas side that forces him to wait six months before making the switch.