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Future for Wolves? Wayne Hennessey

Future for Wolves? Wayne Hennessey

With Jez Moxey stating previously that Wolves wouldn`t be 'forced` into selling any of their star players I thought I`d have a punt on who`s likely to be leaving Molineux this summer.

Keep in mind none of us really know the politics and finances of what`s going on inside of Molineux at the moment but let us know whether you agree or disagree in the comments below.

Wayne Hennessey

The 25 years-old Welsh International has been struck down by a cruciate knee ligament injury and any return to fitness doesn`t look likely until October, past the August 31st transfer deadline. Due to the tough and complex nature of the medicals players have to pass nowadays it seems likely that Hennessey will feature for Wolves at some point in the Championship next season.

This will likely come as a blow to Hennessey, a product of the Wolves youth system, as his performances have impressed fans and managers alike, despite conceding 75 goals in the Premier League this season, an average of 2.1 goals a game.

The vultures had begun circling before news of his injury, with Mark Hughes reportedly weighing up a £4 million summer swoop.

It will be interesting to see whether any clubs will come in for Hennessey during the January transfer window, presumably when he will be fit. He has after all made more saves than any other keeper in the Premier League this season, an average of 7.38 a game according to EA Sports. He has undoubtedly come on a lot as a keeper in the past few seasons; he now commands his area and is as good a shot stopper as any. He is tied down under contract until July 2015 so you would hope that the club has a chance in keeping him in launching a successful assault on the Championship next season.

If he were to go in January are De Vries or Ikeme good enough? Would you be happy with £4 million?

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Writer:Ben Nicholas
Date:Friday April 27 2012
Time: 9:09AM


I don't understand this obsession with WH. There are outfield players who are a) likely to attract more interest than him, and b)will leave a bigger hole than him. As a keeper, he's alright, I suppose. He still drops b***ocks on a regular enough basis to be held personally responsible for a number of goals. The stat. regarding the number of saves he's made is more indicative of the ability of the players in front of him to keep the ball away from our box, than anything else. I think the save from Stearman on sunday, to prevent an o.g., would have been raved about afterwards if it had been Henners rather than De Vries between the posts. He was (from what I can gather) considered the outstanding goalie in The Championship at Swansea, and as far as I know that's where we'll be playing next season. If we end up losing Wayne for £4million, with a ready made keeper already experienced in the slog of a 46 game season, then I think we'd be quids in. Losing Fletch, Jarvis, Doyle or Kights, is a different thing entirely. If any club offers us silly money for them, then fine, BUT under most circumstances, i'd rather 'lose' our keeper before any of those four. The impact that quartet would have on The Leccy League would be massive;the difference without them huge. The difference between WH or DDV isn't of the same scale,or likely to impact the quality of the team in the same way, I feel.
27/04/2012 10:13:00
FINALLY!!! Nice to see us looking forward to the future. We have done the blame game to death. As uncertain as the future maybe for some players, manager decisions etc....WE the fans need to stop,looking backwards. What happened, amount of arguing and blaming will change it. As for Henno!! Good keeper prone to mistakes. Saved loads of shots behind a poor defence. Is he a world beater..........not sure. Do we have replacements? We have two decent backups. We haven't really seen D'vries but he was winning big plaudits at Swansea. Ikeme looks a decent No2 too. It would not be a disaster to lose Henno ( and good luck to him too). I'd rather lose him than Fletcher to be honest. Referring to the Kites thread, I would also prefer to lose Jarvis than him. If we can keep Kightly fit then I think he is the better of the two. Hunty will play the Left.
27/04/2012 10:15:00
For those that won't know, it would appear me and Rustmonkey were writing at the same time...
27/04/2012 10:20:00
Indeed, lol. I pressed return and there you were.
27/04/2012 10:30:00
I think he will stay until at least the January transfer window because I doubt anyone will sign him until he proves his fitness. Then he can either put in some good performances to engineer a move in January or see out the season with us. If it wasn't for his injury I think he would have gone in the summer.
27/04/2012 10:49:00
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