Leeds United are set to be offered Wolves goalkeeper John Ruddy ahead of their potential Premier League return, Football Insider understands.
The Yorkshire giants could be in the market for a new shot-stopper amid doubts over the future of No1 Kiko Casilla.
A Wolves source has told Football Insider that Ruddy is set to leave when his contract expires at the end of June.
The Premier League high flyers have not offered the one-time England international a new deal and he is looking for a new club.
Leeds is a potential option even though the club are looking to trigger the £5million purchase clause in Illan Meslier’s loan deal regardless of whether they earn promotion.
The 20-year-old Frenchman had taken over in goal from Casilla when he was slapped with an eight-match racism ban before football’s suspension that leave his Elland Road future up in the air.
Ruddy has made just 15 appearances in two seasons since Rui Patricio was signed from Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2018 for around £16million.
The Englishman had joined Wolves on a free in 2017 from Norwich City and was a virtual ever-present in their Championship promotion-winning campaign in his first season.
The Midlands outfit extended Ruddy’s initial two-year deal by a further 12 months at the end of last season.
But it now appears likely he will be heading permanently out of Molineux this summer.
Ruddy has a wealth of top-level experience across all four divisions, with a seven-year spell at Norwich City contributing to most of his 118 Premier League appearances.
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