Wolves have signed Portugal international Goncalo Guedes from Valencia in a move which has been described as ‘absolutely fantastic’.
talkSPORT understands the 25-year-old has joined the Premier League side for £27.5million, with Bruno Lage bolstering his attacking options with another Portuguese star.
A winger who can also play as a centre-forward, Guedes has spent the last five seasons in La Liga after leaving Paris Saint-Germain as a highly rated prospect.
“We’ve been watching Goncalo for a long time and are very happy to welcome him to Wolves,” chairman Jeff Shi said.
“He has a natural talent and has performed very well across Europe and for his country, and we believe he is well suited to the Premier League.
“We are always looking to improve the squad with great quality and we were patient to make sure we had the right player.
“Goncalo worked with Bruno at Benfica and played with many members of our team before, so we’re confident he’ll fit into the squad here quickly.
“Very few transfers are straightforward, and this has been no exception, with a number of clubs trying to secure the player until the last minute.
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“Now we are delighted that Goncalo is a Wolves player and we look forward to giving him a warm welcome to Molineux this Saturday.”
Wolves lost their Premier League opener 2-1 to Leeds with striker Raul Jimenez injured, and the club have had a quiet summer window so far.
Defender Nathan Collins has joined Burnley in a £20.5million transfer, replacing captain Conor Coady who looks set to join Everton.
The club also agreed a loan deal for permanent striker Hee-chan Hwang by paying Leipzig £15million, but the Korean struggled to make an impact against Leeds with Wolves hard in front of goal.
Only relegated trio Burnley, Watford and Norwich have scored fewer goals than Wolves’ 38 last season, with Guedes, who scored seven goals in 32 games for Portugal, hoping to increase that tally.
Guedes rose to prominence after graduating from Benfica’s academy and impressing for the first team, earning him a €30m move to PSG, who fought off interest from Manchester United.
Although things didn’t work out in France, Guedes still has a great reputation in Spain, as European talkSPORT expert Andy Brassell confirmed.
He explained: “For Wolves I think Guedes will be absolutely fantastic, they need that extra bit up front, maybe they might have some problems if they don’t score goals.
“He’s someone who can play as a striker or as a winger, at lightning speed, as well as possible.”
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