Moutinho will turn 35 in September but he remains an integral member of Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad.
The midfielder has made 31 appearances in the Premier League thus far this season, and Wolves have been linked with a swoop for Brownhill as a potential replacement.
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And Howey believes that Wolves should swoop for the star this summer as they look to inject some grit into the centre of the pitch, as he notes Moutinho often struggles with the defensive side of the game.
He told TIF: “You would think that there’s no reason they wouldn’t look at someone like him as he’s just relentless in the work that he does. Moutinho is a playmaker, he’s a very cultured player, I don’t think you’re expecting him to be shutting down players and doing all those stats that you see midfielders doing and getting the ball back, chasing the ball back, this, that and the other.
“He’s one of these where you want him in your team because of the creativity that he’s got, but in the Premier League you want flair players but they’ve got to put a shift in as well.”