Career moves considered in John Ruddy next club tips
FootyOn experts give John Ruddy next club tips after Norwich City release the ex-England goalkeeper.
Three Lions cap Ruddy, 30, is looking for a new club after the Canaries cut ties with him after seven years of service at Carrow Road.
As back-up goalie to Joe Hart during the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign, he was once very highly-rated.
Ruddy was behind a Norwich defence that has conceded 69 goals in 45 Championship games this season.
He twice lost his place in the Norfolk outfit’s starting XI, however,
There is still likely to be plenty of interest in the stopper, who is available on a free, though.
We assess BetVictor’s market and provide punters with John Ruddy next club tips…
Sunderland a shout to swoop for former Canaries custodian
The Black Cats are already confirmed as relegated from the Premier League.
David Moyes now looks doomed to losing star stopper Jordan Pickford this summer.
Ruddy looks the ideal and seasoned replacement for that emerging talent.
Vito Mannone and Mika, the other keepers on Wearside, are both entering the final year of their contracts.
As Ruddy is moving a Bosman transfer, that should appeal to a Sunderland hierarchy whose owner is looking to sell.
Alternative destinations are Midlands moves
Aston Villa are 6/1 second-favourites in the betting, and could give him pause for thought.
Steve Bruce has a superb record of getting teams promoted from the Championship.
The Villans’ first-choice goalie Sam Johnstone is only on loan from Manchester United and set to return to Old Trafford.
Backup Mark Bunn, meanwhile, is out of contract at Villa Park.
Ruddy could walk into Villa’s first XI, then.
West Midlands rivals Wolves at 8/1 could also be an option for him.
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