Wolves transfer news: Portugal forward Goncalo Guedes makes £27.5m Molineux move

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Bryan Gil Gonzalo Guedes Valencia 2022 TEAMtalk1 Credit: PA Images
Bryan Gil Gonzalo Guedes Valencia 2022 TEAMtalk1 Credit: PA Images

Wolves have signed Valencia forward Goncalo Guedes on a five-year contract for a fee reported to be £27.5million.

Just minutes after confirming captain Conor Coady had left to join Everton on loan, the club announced the arrival of the 25-year-old former Benfica academy graduate.

“We have been monitoring Goncalo for a long time and are very pleased to welcome him to Wolves,” said chairman Jeff Shi.

“He has natural talent and has performed very well across Europe and for his country. And we think he is well suited to the Premier League.

“We are always looking to improve the squad with high quality and have been patient to make sure we got the right player.

“Goncalo worked with Bruno at Benfica and played with many members of our squad previously, so we’re confident he will settle quickly into the group here.

“Very few transfers are ever straightforward, and this was no exception, with a number of clubs trying to secure the player right up until the last minute.

“Now, we are delighted that Goncalo is a Wolves player. We look forward to giving him a warm welcome at Molineux this Saturday.”

New striker signing a timely Wolves boost

Guedes, a Portugal international, scored 13 times in his best LaLiga campaign last season. He leaves Valencia with 36 goals in 176 appearances.

The forward could be in line to make his Wolves debut against Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday.

His arrival is a timely one after Raul Jimenez missed the opening weekend loss to Leeds. The striker suffered MCL and adductor issues in the friendly clash with Besiktas last month.

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