Goalkeeper John Ruddy is expected to leave Wolves at the end of the season, Football Insider understands.

The shot-stopper, 34, is out of contract in the summer and planning to sever his ties with the club.

A Wolves source has told Football Insider that Ruddy is keen to find a team where he can play regular first-team football at a high level.

He actually wanted to leave Molineux at the end of last season, when his contract was due to expire.

But Wolves activated an option in their favour to extend the contract of the one-time England international by 12 months.

It is highly possible that Ruddy may already have played his last game for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

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Wolves are out of the cup competitions and longstanding number one Rui Patricio has only failed to start one Premier League match in his three seasons at the club.

That came in February 2019, which was the last time Ruddy made a top-flight appearance.

He has made just 19 appearances since 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 2018-19, which they repeated a year later.

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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