Wolves break transfer record to sign Nunes for $45.8M

Wolves break transfer record to sign Nunes for $45.8M

WOLVERHAMPTON, England – Wolverhampton broke the club’s transfer record on Thursday to sign Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes from Sporting Lisbon for an initial fee of 45 million euros ($45.8 million).

The fee dwarfs the £35m (then $45m) Wolves paid Porto for Fabio Silva – a striker now on loan at Anderlecht – in 2020.

Brazilian-born Nunes, who has joined on a five-year deal, is set to play at the World Cup in Qatar after debuting with Portugal last year. He played eight times for the country, scoring one goal.

“Mathes has had two outstanding seasons at the highest level of the sport in Portugal and is widely regarded as one of the most exciting prospects in world football,” said Wolves chairman Jeff Shea, “so we are delighted to have him Premier League. And Wolves as the next step in what we hope will be an exciting career.”

Nunes is Wolves manager Bruno Lodge’s third signing of this transfer window, following deals for Portugal forward Goncalo Guedes from Valencia and Ireland defender Nathan Collins from Burnley.

Other Portuguese internationals in the Wolves squad include Ruben Neves, Joao Muteno, Nelson Semedo and Pedro Neto.

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