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Four set to leave Wolves?

Four set to leave Wolves?

Nenad Milijaš, Scott Malone, Leigh Griffiths and Steven Mouyokolo are all set to head for the exit door.

Mick McCarthy looks set to make a few sweeping changes to the squad for next season and it looks likely that a few will have to leave Molineux before some new arrivals can come in.

First to leave will be Steven Mouyokolo who has agreed to join Ligue 1 side Sochaux on a season-long loan deal.

The 24-year-old made just seven appearances last season. Not exactly the return you would want when handing him a four-year contract last year.

He passed a medical yesterday and will move to France for the start of pre-season. Whether we will see him back at Molineux in the future would appear unlikely to me, but if he has a stonkingly good season with Sochaux you never know!

The next one out the door could be Nenad Milijaš, I've liked him since he made the move to Wolves, he offers a bit of class and quality to the midfield, but unfortunately he just doesn't offer it frequently enough and with the addition of Jamie O`Hara, time is probably up for the 28-year-old Serbian.

Mick McCarthy will aim to recoup as much as possible from the £2.5million it took to take him from Red Star Belgrade, but the Birmingham Mail believe that while there has been interest in Spain, we could have to take an offer of around £1.25million in the current climate.

The two other players set for the exit door are two youngsters on loan. 20-year-old Scott Malone and 20-year-old Leigh Griffiths.

Malone will join League One side Bournemouth on loan according to the Express & Star, while Griffiths according to would welcome the chance to return to Scotland on loan.

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Date:Thursday June 30 2011
Time: 10:11AM


I'll be much happier when players start arriving...
30/06/2011 10:33:00
I'll second that.
Ad Mant
30/06/2011 11:19:00
..and Maierhofer? Just been to the MSV official site, he is on the list of departures, 'destination unknown'.
30/06/2011 11:20:00
What about Van Damme ? , if we are talking about players to leave surely cutting him off the wage list is key also , surely it wouldn't take long to get Bertrand in on loan so im guessing hes not coming or it would be done already , Its doing my nut in that we haven't signed a left back and 2 centre backs , if we had got 1 in id be happy as at least we would have solved a 1/3 of the problem but having signed none is worrying bigtime !
30/06/2011 11:35:00
I'd rather Griffiths went on loan to a championship or league 1 side so i could have a better look at im , wont see him if he buggers off to League 2 level Scotland again !
30/06/2011 11:36:00
Sochaux have an option to buy Moyokolo at the end of the loan... so if he does have a good season, its bye bye birdie..
Ad Mant
30/06/2011 12:14:00
First up, agree on Griffiths. What is the point in him playing in Scotland? He needs to learn the nature of English football and lets face it, Rangers and Celtic aside the rest would struggle in the Championship. Let him have a go at that if anyone wants him- otherwise it may indeed have to be L1. Secondly, I have no idea where this Milijias talk started. Not too many weeks ago he stated that he was enjoying life at the club, of course hoped to be more involved, and was looking forward to the new season. If he was trying to stir up a move he would have said something very different. I have no idea why the club would even consider selling him. He is different to anything else we have to offer in the midfield department. He is the best passer of the ball, has great vision, and will score goals if employed correctly. Check the stats and see how many goals he made from limited time on the field. He found it difficult to adapt that first season, his legs didnt seem ready to carry him a full game, but he has worked hard to add some bite to his game whilst others (JVD) ran off home. Milijias was a hero in Belgrade- as per wiki..... The Serbian midfielder enjoyed his best season so far in 2008–09, finishing Red Star's top goalscorer with 16 league goals, 22 goals in all competitions, making him Serbian football’s leading scorer in that season. He also won the league’s Most Valuable Player Award, was voted into the All Star Team, named Serbian Superliga Player Of The Year 2008-09 and broke into the Serbia national football team. This form attracted attention from various clubs in Europe. And we signed him. I think he is a great talent and will continue to improve if given the opportunity. The final irk of the story is talk of his valuation. I would be angry if we sold him for exactly what we paid but apparently 'in today's climate he could go for 1.25'????? If I am not mistaken today's climate is one of inflated prices, 35 million pound Andy Carolls, 15 million pound relegated centre backs.... why I can only wonder would Nenad Milijias be worth half his value? Speaking of value, Mouyokolo theory...... sign player 2.5 million. 7 appearances, one injury after another. I am not sure any of us could pass judgment on the player even if we had seen all 7 performances. I was quiet worried heading into the summer fearing we would struggle to shift even half of our unwanted players out of the door, Mouyokolo in particular. His new club must have a lot of faith in him. Again, whilst none of us know the ins and outs of the arrangement it would appear that we will get our money back in a year if they wish to make the move permanent. There is a danger of course they will 'benefit' from the player for a year then pull the plug saying the can't afford him, as happened with The Hoff. I don't expect we will ever see the player in a Wolves shirt again to be honest. The only reason I imagine he will be back with us next season is if his injuries persist. He plays well, they or somenone else will sign him. He has a similar season to last he comes back and we still have another two years of his contract to pay for. Fingers crossed he does well and good luck to him. Concerns continue elsewhere however, speaking of The Hoff. Whilst it has taken a French team to take Mouyokolo, we may have hoped that an Austrian or German side with greater familiarity may have taken the player off our hands. His strike record is fairly outstanding, better than 1 in 2 in Austria, better than 1 in 3 in German football and with a career ratio of close to 1 in 2. Strangely enough there appears little or no interest so if we have to ship him out on a season long loan we may have to do so in order to get him off the wage bill. The good news of course is that the like of Greg Halford can be expected to move on. Then there are the likes of Andy Keogh? To my understanding his contract has expired. Word has it a dozen Major League 'Soccer' clubs are battling for his signature. Just kidding. Sorry, got a bit bored. We MUST sign some players!
New York City Wolf
30/06/2011 16:20:00
Agree on the Milijas price argument , Surely he could fetch 2.5 plus !!!! but i would score 25 goals in the Serbian league haha and I have seen him play for Serbia via MYp2p a few times and he hardly ever touches the ball !
30/06/2011 18:33:00
Oddy are you sure that is not Playstation? ":)
New York City Wolf
01/07/2011 02:43:00
hahahaha nope ! , I just feel when foreigners arrive they need that first settling in season but Milijas has had very few chances to shine really , O'Hara Edwards Guedioura Henry all have better engines than him and O'Hara is better with vision/something different to his game than Nenad but I'd still like to keep him , We need to get rid of Hoff n Halford first and maybe JVD if he is still acting like a homesick teenager travelling on his gap year ! , Surely a Dutch club would come in with 1.5 - 2 mill for him , I had a thought and ideally the 3 players I'd like to see come in would be Woodgate / Johnson and Bertrand and maybe Keane on loan for a year as an added bonus , heard silly rumours that O'hara has let it slip Keane is on his way and Woodgate has been spotted at Compton , there experience would be great to add to our youthfull squad and I dont think theres a lot of money there transfer wise and im sure Woody would take a cut in wages and if your not paying for Keane just pay his money for a year or a certain percentage , we need named players to attract better players and O'hara was the start but its going slow its worrying , lets just hope O'hara saying the names the club was after made hm excited for the future proove to be true !!!
01/07/2011 11:19:00
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