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Wolves expected to trigger Nelson Semedo’s two-year contract extension

Wolverhampton Wanderers are expected to trigger Nelson Semedo’s contract extension before the term ends, reports the Express & Star.

The Portugal international joined Wolves on a three-year deal from Barcelona in 2020.

However, an option to extend the contract for two years was included in the deal.

Semedo has been linked with a return to Benfica as he enters the final four months of his current contract.

Wolves have until May to decide whether to keep the right-back or not.

The 29-year-old struggled under former manager Bruno Lage at the beginning of the season.

However, Semedo has improved significantly under Julen Lopetegui and Wolves opted not to sign another right-back last month.

He has registered two assists in 26 games across all competitions this term.

The Midlands club are 15th in the Premier League having picked up 23 points in 23 games. They are just three points above the relegation places and are far from safety.

Lopetegui will hope Semedo and other players can improve their performances going forward.

The full-back has played 80 league games since joining Wolves. However, he has assisted just three times and scored one goal.

The former Barcelona man needs to do more in the final third to prove his quality. Semedo’s dribbling and tackling remain top-notch, but his crosses and ability to hold on to the ball leave little to be desired.

Jonathan Castro Otto has done little to challenge Semedo for the starting berth.

The Portuguese needs competition to keep producing his best, and Wolves could move to sign a new right-back in the summer.

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