By Craig Scott

28th Apr, 2020 | 8:35am

'You can see him moving on' - Exclusive: Pundit tips ace to exit PL high-flyers amid Leeds link

We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United…

Paul Robinson expects John Ruddy to leave Wolves when his contract expires in the summer after being linked with Championship giants Leeds United.

Last week, Football Insider reported that Leeds were going to be offered the chance to sign Ruddy, 33, on a free transfer with doubts over Kiko Casilla’s future at Elland Road.

Casilla, also 33, was a quarter of the way through serving an eight-match ban for racism before the football season was stopped and has hardly impressed Leeds fans with a number of high-profile and costly errors that have led to goals.

Football Insider claims that ex-Norwich goalkeeper Ruddy is set to leave Molineux once his contract expires in the summer and Robinson reckons that may be down to him being stuck in the number two role at the high-flying Premier League club.

“He’s been a number two at Wolves and I suspect he wants to play now,” the Sky Sports pundit told MOT Leeds News.

“Wolves have come on so far in the last two or three years and they’re a really established, top Premier League club now and it’s just about the mentality of the goalkeepers – are you happy to be a number two or do you want to play? And with someone like Rui Patricio at Wolves, Ruddy’s game-time has been limited.

“It’s a mental thing with a goalkeeper, you have to get your head right and accept the role you’re in. The number two goalkeeper is completely different from the number one and maybe that’s something he’s not wanting to do – he feels like he wants to play a little bit more.

“You can see him moving on. Whether or not it’s to Leeds, I don’t know. I suspect there’ll be no shortage of takers because he’s an experienced boy and he’s got a couple of seasons left.”

Ruddy has made just six appearances in all competitions this season for Wolves and none of them have come in the Premier League.

It doesn’t mean that the one-time England international is a bad goalkeeper, it simply shows how good Patricio is because the Portuguese ace is arguably one of the best in Europe in his role.

Ruddy has bags of experience and could be clever addition for Leeds once he is released by Wolves.

In other Leeds United news, Jim White has shared what a Premier League insider has told him about the Government’s stance on restarting the season.