This comes after Judah made an appearance on a recent video from the Express & Star’s YouTube channel alongside Joe Edwards, where the pair spoke about the current attacking players in Wolves’ squad at the moment.
On the subject of Podence and his future at the Midlands club, Judah had this to say.
He said: “[It’s been a] difficult season for him, stop-start season, injuries, a couple of good games.
“I still think there’s a player in there in Daniel Podence, however, I think he needs to, first of all, eradicate the injuries out of his game.
“Let’s hope he gets back fit, but there’s a little bit of pettiness, a little bit of frustration that I don’t like to see, and I think maybe he needs to curtail that.
“Whether someone needs to have a word in his ear – because he’s a talented footballer and for me, will probably have a very important part to play under [Bruno] Lage.
“It’s an important season for him here because with [Pedro] Neto out, with [Raul] Jimenez still working his way back, the onus will be on to this kind of signing to really take that mantle and people will want more from Daniel Podence moving forward, I think.”
Wolves signed Podence back in the 2020 January transfer window from Greek club Olympiacos.
Since then, the 25-year-old, who is currently valued at £22.5 million, has made 38 appearances for the Old Gold across all competitions, in which he has managed to score four goals and provide five assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Nathan Judah’s comments on Daniel Podence…
Despite Podence having his fair share of injury issues, the fact that he has been able to play in a number of different attacking positions for Wolves this season shows that he could be a useful and versatile player for new manager Bruno Lage next season if he’s available to play.
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Also, with fellow Wolves winger Adama Traore being recently linked with a move away from Molineux this summer, perhaps Podence could act as a suitable long-term successor if the Spaniard were to depart, in our view.