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Future for Wolves? Michael Kightly

Future for Wolves? Michael Kightly

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.

Michael Kightly

Could a promoted team take a cheeky punt on the re-emerging wing wizard?

Kites eventual comeback from injury after two years on the sidelines has proved the one bright spark in a second half of a season that can only be described as a disaster.

The 26-year-old is relishing playing in the Premier League having recovered from double knee surgery and has shown impressive form, running freely at defenders again and scoring 3 goals in 14 starts for Wolves in the process.

'I worked so hard to get back. And it looks like I'm going to have to wait another year to be here (the Premier League),' he told BBC WM recently.

'Just when I was starting to find my feet and feel like a Premier League player... It's what you dream about as a little boy - to play in the best league in the world…I proved I can play in the Championship and I think I've proved I can now play in the Premier League."

The former England U21 International has made 31 appearances in all this season, including his loan spell at Watford, which hopefully showcases that his injuries are behind him.

The player also only has two years remaining on his current contract so a bid may tempt the Wolves board.

Kites however does seem like an honest bloke and Wolves did give him his first real big break, stuck by him during his injury hell, and have given him his first taste of Premier League football. I fancy him to stay as a form of a thank you and help steer Wolves to a strong finish.

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Writer:Ben Nicholas
Date:Friday April 27 2012
Time: 10:00AM


Not much loyalty in the game these days but I'd like to think he would show it and stay. Could prove a crucial player if we are to bounceback at the first attempt.
27/04/2012 10:50:00
Oh, right. A different player per page. Gotcha! Apologies for the 'obsession with Hennessey'. As for MK, he's with Fletch on top of my 'want to keep the most' list. I agree with Rustmonkey, he's our most effective attacking option from wide positions, his ability to cut inside and get into the box, coupled with the quickness of his feet, with the ball close to him, gets him the nod over Jarvo as 'best winger', I reckon. Can we keep a count of how many times 'bounceback' is said by players... or others ;)
27/04/2012 10:55:00
He does strike me as being more of a Wolves fan, than others we've got on the books. I think I detect that Ben and Akela get the same feeling(?).Maybe we've read him wrong. I've seen enough of the mercenary attitude of players from relegated clubs bailing out at the first opportunity, to cement my general feeling of cynicism towards professional footballers.BUT, of all of those likely to attract interest I just get the feeling he'd take more 'getting' than others would. Maybe not all players are contracted to accept a 50% reduction in salary following relegation.Perhaps it would be worth offering our 'crown jewels' a one season extension in PL wages, with the promise not to stand in their way should they want to move in 2013, if we were not promoted first time of asking.
27/04/2012 11:15:00
That's a good suggestion, WS84. After all, we are in the black and will have parachute money. Regarding MK, he is my dead body over which another club has to climb to poach him in the same way that I lay down and stopped KD leaving this year. Now, I'd rather sell Doyle tham Kites.
27/04/2012 19:48:00
MK proved to be the one bright spark in the dismal days that made up our final period in the Premiership. Definitely must keep!
28/04/2012 00:10:00
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