Wolves confirm signing of Matheus Nunes for a club-record fee

Wolves confirm the arrival of midfielder Matheus Nunes for a club-record £38m transfer fee from Sporting Lisbon… with 23-year-old signing a five-year deal at Molineux

  • Wolves have completed the signing of Sporting Lisbon midfield Matheus Nunes
  • The Portugal international has arrived at Molineux for a club-record £38m fee
  • He has put pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Premier League club
  • Nunes has been handed the number 27 shirt to wear for Bruno Lage’s side 

Wolves have completed the signing of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes on a five-year deal for a club-record £38million transfer fee.

The 23-year-old played 31 league games when Sporting won the Portuguese league in 2020-21, ending their 19-year wait for the title, and he made a total of 101 appearances during his time at the club.

He has now opted to move to Molineux after rejecting a switch to West Ham earlier this month, and Wolves chairman Jeff Shi has spoken glowingly about the Portugal international after getting the deal over the line on Wednesday.

Wolves have completed the signing of Matheus Nunes for a club-record transfer fee

Nunes has been posing in the number 27 shirt that he is set to wear this season

‘We are very happy to welcome Matheus to Wolverhampton, and delighted to add another exciting young talent to Bruno’s squad,’ Shi told the club’s official website.

‘Matheus has had two excellent seasons at the top level in Portugal with Sporting and is widely regarded as one of the most exciting prospects in world football, so we are thrilled that he has chosen the Premier League and Wolves as the next step in what we hope will be a fantastic career.’

Wolves confirmed Nunes’ arrival by releasing a video on Twitter, which showed the youngster greeting staff behind the scenes.

The footage also revealed that Nunes will wear the number 27 at his new club.

Nunes has signed a five-year contract at Wolves, with the option of a further year

Nunes is now in line to make his debut for the Midlands outfit when they travel to Tottenham for Saturday’s early kick-off.

Wolves will hope he can hit the ground running after an underwhelming start to the season which has seen them pick up just one point from their opening two matches. 

Bruno Lage’s men were beaten 2-1 by Leeds on the opening day, and were held to a 0-0 draw by newly-promoted Fulham on Saturday, meaning they have won just one of their last 11 top flight fixtures, dating back to March. 

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