It’s the end of an era for Wolverhampton Wanderers as Jonny Otto bids farewell after a five-and-a-half-year stint with the club. The Spanish full-back, known for his versatility and defensive prowess, has been an integral part of the Wolves’ journey in recent years.
Jonny Otto’s time at Molineux was marked by memorable performances and unwavering commitment to the team’s success. His departure comes amidst a period of change for Wolves, adding to the sense of transition surrounding the club. With only Matt Doherty remaining from the original Europa League squad.
Sporting director Matt Hobbs said: “Jonny hasn’t played a lot of football over the last couple of years, so he wants to go and play and we’re happy to give him that chance. He’s been a great servant to us, so we tried to make this happen for him as quickly as possible.
“Doc is the last one left from the starting Europa League group, and he came back, so Jonny leaving is another one gone from that era, from a group of players that will always be welcomed back to the club, for what they did for the club and Jonny will be held in the same regard.
“In the modern era, he was part of the most successful team we’ve had, so the only way Jonny should be remembered is for being an important part of it. Every team needs players where the manager knows exactly what he’s going to get. He raised one child here and had another here and loved the city. When you come to putting a team together, that’s really important.”
Jonny has posted on Instagram a farewell message to the fans and we have to extend the sentiment ‘Once a Wolf, Always a Wolf”
Jonny said ” Five and a half years in the pack. What a dream come true…
Thank you for letting me be part of this family and for all the support with my injuries. My family grew up here and we are really happy to have been part of your community.
Once a wolf, always a wolf 🐺
Jonny Otto’s Time at Wolves
Jonathan Castro Otto, also known as Jonny, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a right or left-back. His journey at Wolves commenced in 2018.
Jonny joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan from Atletico Madrid in 2018, making an immediate impression with his defensive capabilities and attacking prowess. His adaptability and versatility as a full-back made him an invaluable asset to the team.
During his time at Wolves, Jonny’s defensive solidity and overlapping runs on the flanks provided crucial support in both defensive and offensive phases of the game. His work rate and ability to contribute to the team’s build-up play significantly enhanced the team’s performance.
Jonny played an integral role in Wolves’ successful campaigns, including Wolves’ 7th place finishes in the Premier League. His consistent performances and professional attitude earned him respect among teammates and fans alike.
Departure from Wolves
Wolves’ defender Jonny faced a significant setback when he was banished from first-team training following a training ground incident. The club took disciplinary action after Jonny allegedly aimed an elbow at a youth-team player and spat at a staff member. As a result, he was excluded from first-team activities until the end of January. This incident has cast doubts over his future at Wolves, raising questions about the club’s stance on such behaviour and its impact on team morale.
Contract Termination by Mutual Consent
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Jonny Otto reached a mutual agreement to terminate his contract.
Jonny Otto’s departure from Wolves has been marked by controversy, This brings an end to his long-serving tenure with the club, and he now looks to embark on a new chapter at PAOK. The move to PAOK presents an opportunity for Jonny to start afresh and make a positive impact in a new environment.
As Jonny turns the page on his Wolves career we all wish him the best and thank him for some memorable times.