11 August 2020 20:36
Ryan Bennett expects to move on from Wolves but is playing 'a waiting game' in the transfer window after being touted with a Norwich City return. The central defender spent the second part of last season on loan at Leicester, but the Foxes opted not to take up a buy option. That leaves the 30-year-old with one year left on his current deal at Molineux, and Bennett admits the uncertainty triggered by the financial impact of coronavirus is going to have an impact on his next step. "The (financial) climate now after coronavirus is a lot different, with no fans in stadiums and how that affects team budgets. "We had a conversation before the last game of the season and they told me they weren't going to do it.
The former Peterborough defender spent five years at Carrow Road, and speaking to The Athletic, revealed his brief loan stint at Leicester afforded him the chance of a catch up with James Maddison. The move to Leicester has taken him to the next level, playing with these players and working with the staff, and now he is in the England set-up as well. Get FREE email alerts for Leicester City FC Sign up! Ryan Bennett has opened up about missing out on a permanent move to Leicester City. The Wolverhampton Wanderers defender spent the second half of the 2019-20 season on loan with the Foxes.
In our daily Leicester City bulletin, we'll be bringing you the latest breaking news, transfer features and comment pieces, as well as the key talking points for fans. If you decide later that you no longer wish to receive the emails, simply follow the unsubscribe link in one of the newsletters - but we don't think you'll want to. Bennett is now considering his options as he enters the final year of his contract at Molineux, with another move on the cards. "The (financial) climate now after coronavirus is a lot different, with no fans in stadiums and how that affects team budgets," he added. Wolves wing-back Jonny faces a long spell on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury that will likely force the club to reassess their transfer plans.
Ruben Neves admitted Wolves have added motivation on Tuesday due to Jonny's injury He is an amazing, important player for us – a fantastic boy and a key member of the team. Wolves have been actively considering options for Jonny's position but they are unlikely to move until they know which competitions they will be involved in next season. Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Ryan Bennett has been discussing the differences between Nuno Espirito Santo and Brendan Rodgers. After three years at Molineux, Bennett spent the back-end of last season on loan with Leicester City. And the approach from Foxes boss Rodgers was a little different, according to the centre-back, who is set to return to Wolves for now after Leicester declined the option to buy. "At Leicester, there are a lot more sessions, emphasised by the variety of coaches with different aspects. To your inbox There's a quick and easy way to stay on top of all the Wolverhampton Wanderers news with our daily newsletter. Delivered straight into your email inbox each day, the bulletins will feature the latest Wolves news, views, gossip and opinion. "It was a lot more physical at Leicester. Wolves train at a very high intensity, but at Leicester, it was even more so. "Wolves are a counter-attacking team and the way they play, it's all about the shape. "As a person, Nuno is a little bit more reserved with the players. "At Wolves, it wasn't conversation every day for me (with Nuno). Speaking about the players at the two clubs - who finished just three points apart - Bennett added: "You have the established players at Wolves but there are young players too. "My time at Wolves was unbelievable and I always wish them the best. The players there, I never really talk about the football side because everyone can see how good they are, but the Wolves players are some of the most genuine, down-to-earth people. "I'm sure I played a part in that at the start but things have gone a different way for me and that's fine. "At Leicester, you have these younger players and it is frightening to sit there and think how young they are and what lies in front of them. "These guys were 20-21 and they were on the cusp of the Champions League, where every player dreams of playing, and they were so eager and desperate to get there. "There was one thing we did, we were talking and the younger players were thinking back to when they were kids, and imagining looking up now as a kid, that they would look up to themselves. "The manager at Leicester is very keen on bringing them on as people as well as players. You sit there sometimes and it comes out how young they are and you think, 'Jesus Christ, you have all got some future.' I will be long retired by the time I am watching these boys playing to their potential on the TV. "The people at Wolves are unbelievable and it is the same at Leicester. Sign up NOW to get the latest Wolves news direct to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Many of those back home, who will be glued to their TV screens come 8pm, had never known a Wolves team this good. And, in keeping with everything Nuno has done since arriving in Wolverhampton three years ago, he wants the credit to be shared around. To have an identity, based on a style of play, on how we socialise with our rules and our tasks, how we deal with problems, recruiting players, improving players - some take more time, some don't - this is what it's all about. When Nuno speaks about 'identity' he is referring to lots of things: formations, transfers, rules and a team spirit which can never be questioned. Wolves only know two ways to play - 3-4-3 and 3-5-2 - and every single age group at the club is being taught to operate in Nuno's preferred systems. As always, Wolves' sole focus is on the game ahead, but there's a sense of devastation that Jonny Castro Otto - a key player over the past two seasons - won't be able to play his part. "We have a bit of extra motivation because we want to play for Jonny as well," said Neves. Wolves aren't playing without pressure in Germany. Sign up for our Wolves newsletter with your email in the box at the top of the page or click here "The first team reflects all of the things that are happening in the club - our under-16s, under-18s are not working.