What Gary O’Neil said about a £6.8million Wolverhampton Wanderers star

A Wolverhampton Wanderers star, valued at £6.8 million, is poised to gain a significant confidence boost[journalist Dean Jones, who explains why the player, Jose Sa, might have a crucial role in ensuring the team remains in the Premier League.

Despite spending over £80 million on new talent during the summer transfer window and experiencing an upturn in form, including an impressive victory against the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City, Wolves, under the management of Gary O’Neil, are eager to continue their progress in domestic competitions later this month.

Last month, Sa’s long-term commitment to the club provided a substantial boost. The new four-year contract reportedly includes a 12-month option, which could keep the goalkeeper at Molineux until 2028. This deal underscores Sa’s importance in O’Neil’s plans and highlights his leadership qualities.

Despite having nearly three years left on his previous contract that paid him £25,000 per week, Wolves moved swiftly to secure Sa’s future, especially as there was interest from other Premier League clubs, including Nottingham Forest.

Wolves' player of the season: Jose Sa, who is surely the league's signing  of the season, too - The Athletic

Dean Jones anticipates that the upcoming fixtures against Bournemouth and Sheffield United, scheduled for October 21 and November 4, offer ideal opportunities for Wolves to secure crucial points and strengthen their chances of avoiding relegation. Keeping clean sheets in these matches could not only boost the team’s confidence but also validate Sa’s new contract and his role in the team’s evolution.

Sa, who was signed from Olympiacos for £6.8 million two years ago, has been a consistent performer and is one of the highest-rated players in the Wolves squad, with a 7.03 average match rating. He has made 36 saves in the current season, ranking second among Premier League goalkeepers.

In addition to his shot-stopping abilities, Sa’s commanding 6’4″ frame has allowed him to lead in high claims among Premier League goalkeepers.

Furthermore, the article touches on interest in Wolves’ talisman, Pedro Neto, who has attracted attention from several Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, and Aston Villa. Despite these suitors, the club expects Neto to move in the January transfer window, with a potential valuation of £50 million. However, Ben Jacobs, a reliable journalist, suggests that a summer departure is more likely, as Neto is not aggressively pushing for a mid-season move, and O’Neil is keen to retain him.

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