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1st May, 2018 | 5:13pm

Wolves mainstay with best record in league set for axe after stunning swoop claim for PL giant


John Ruddy’s future in goal for Wolves is hanging undoubtedly hanging in the balance after the Express reported that Jack Butland is a £35million target of the Championship title winners.

With Chinese conglomerate Fosun set to splash the cash this summer and an apparent overhaul on the cards, the 31-year-old mainstay will be first on the chopping block to make way for the seven-time capped England international.

It comes despite Ruddy having the best goalkeeping record in the division, conceding just 36 goals all season.

Ruddy has featured prominently in goal in all but one of Wolves’ league fixtures this season and has been key to the side’s surge for the title and subsequent promotion to the top-flight following his switch from Norwich City last summer.

However, there is no way that after coughing up such a vast sum of money for the Potters stopper that Butland, who stands at a giant 6’4″, will be relegated to second-choice at Molineux.

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With Ruddy now in his thirties, it’s likely the Cornwall native will want to secure first-team action rather than a place on the bench and with his contract due to expire at the end of next season, the club will likely sanction a transfer of the 6ft 2in keeper, after his hard work got them to the top flight.

In other Wolves transfer news, Wolves fans will rave over reported offer for perfect Neves partner – signing of the summer.

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