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Sigurdarson leaves Wolves for Norwegian side Molde

Wolverhampton Wanderers have let a third player leave the club today, with Bjorn Sigurdarson moving to Norwegian side Molde on loan until the end of the year.


Bjorn Sigurdarson has joined Norwegian League side Molde on a year-long loan which will finish at the end of 2014.

The striker is the second to leave the club today, with Kevin Doyle going on loan to Queen's Park Rangers. Wolves look likely to see a third forward leave later also, as Leigh Griffiths is poised to join Scottish champions, Celtic.

Welsh international goalkeeper, Wayne Hennessey, also left Molineux today. He has been signed by Crystal Palace for a fee believed to be around £3million.

Sigurdarson has scored seven goals in 60 appearances for the club since signing from Lillestrom just over 18 months ago. But he hasn't featured for Wolves since mid-December.

Wanderers lose Hennessey to Palace

Wayne Hennesey has dived for his last ball in a Wanderers shirt Credit: David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper, Wayne Hennessey, has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Crystal Palace, after signing a permanent deal.

The Welsh stopper has moved to the Premier League outfit for an undisclosed fee after a decade of service at Molineux.

Despite losing the 27-year-old, who turned out 166 times for the club, Chief Executive Jez Moxey said:

"Wayne has been with the club for a long time since coming through the academy and produced some excellent performances... If we received an acceptable offer from a Premier League club, then we were not going to stand in his way... Everyone at Wolves would like to thank Wayne for his efforts."


Wolverhampton pays tribute to a sporting legend

Bert Williams outside the Leisure Centre named after him Credit: Wolverhampton City Council

Wolverhampton City Council have paid tribute to former Wolves and England goalkeeper player Bert Williams who died yesterday age 93.

He played more than 420 times for the club. The site where he used to play football when he was a child is now the Bert Williams Leisure Centre.

The manager of the leisure centre Alison Compton said:

Bert Williams was a true sporting legend. He did an enormous amount to raise the profile of Bilston and Wolverhampton both on and off the football field and we were honoured that he allowed us to name the Bert Williams Leisure Centre after him

A book of condolence has been set up at the leisure centre for people to leave their tributes which will be passed on to Bert’s family.

Former Wolves keeper 'a true gentleman' - Chairman

Bert Williams represented England 24 times Credit: Barratts/S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport

Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed that the club's former goalkeeper, Bert Williams MBE, passed away this morning at the age of 93.

During his career he made 420 appearances for Wolves, which saw Williams win the 1949 FA Cup and 1953/54 League Championship.

His 24 England caps included appearances at the 1950 World Cup Finals in Brazil, and he was the oldest living England international prior to his death.

The club said in a statement that last year Williams reached a milestone of raising £150,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society after his wife Evelyn died from the illness back in 2002.

Wolves Chairman Steve Morgan said: “Bert was not only a fantastic footballer both for club and country, but also a true gentleman who loved Wolves."

“As a young football fan who used to read about the achievements of that all-conquering Wolves team of the 1950s, it was an honour and a privilege to have been able to meet Bert on so many occasions since I arrived at the club in 2007."

“He remained heavily involved with Wolves and the community after his retirement, and the fundraising he has carried out since losing his wife was incredible when you consider his advancing years."

“Legend is a word which may be over-used these days, but in the case of Bert Williams it simply doesn’t do him justice."


Wolves remember 'humble' goalkeeper

Bert Williams receives OBE Credit: PA

Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed through their official Twitter page that the club's former goalkeeper, Bert Williams, has passed away at the age of 93.

Williams played for Wolves from 1945-1959 and helped the club win the First Division title in the 1953-54 season.

Wolves Chief Executive Jez Moxey said on the club website: “When you come and work for a club like Wolves, with all its illustrious history, it is a privilege to be able to meet some of the players who once helped make the club one of the very best in the world.

“And Bert was one of those who was right at the very top of that list.

“Such a humble character despite all his successes, Bert not only achieved so much during his time as a goalkeeper for Wolves, he gave so much back to the club after his career came to an end.

“The Wolves and football family are united in sadness at today’s news.

“However, nowhere more keenly will this loss be felt than with his family and friends and everyone at Wolves sends them our sincere condolences at this time.”

Legendary Wolves and England goalkeeper passes away


It is with great sadness that Wolves can confirm that Bert Williams has passed away this morning at the age of...

Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed through their official Twitter page that the club's former goalkeeper, Bert Williams, has passed away at the age of 93.

Williams played for Wolves from 1945-1959 and helped the club win the First Division title in the 1953-54 season.

He was also an England international and represented his country at the 1950 World Cup in Brazil.

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