MX23RW : Saturday, October 24 19:57:05| >> :60:2039:2039:

Nelson Semedo joins Wolverhampton Wanderers from Barcelona

Nelson Semedo joins Wolverhampton Wanderers from Barcelona
© Reuters
The Portugal international has agreed a three-year deal.

Wolves have signed Portugal right-back Nelson Semedo from Barcelona for a fee which could rise to £37million.

The Premier League club have announced the 26-year-old has signed a three-year deal at Molineux with an option to extend until 2025.

Barcelona confirmed Wolves would pay 30million euros (£28million), plus a further 10million euros (£9million) in add-ons, for Semedo, who has earned 13 caps for Portugal and spent three seasons at the Nou Camp.

Semedo told the club’s website, “I chose Wolves because it’s a very good team that plays very good football. Last year they did a very good season and it’s a very important team in England, in also Europe. I hope this year we can do very good things.”

Semedo is looking forward to linking up with his fellow Portuguese Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolves coach.

He said: “Coach Nuno is a very good coach. He did very good things here in Wolves, and in other teams too. For sure I’m going to learn a lot from him.”

The move will also unite Semedo with a number of international team-mates.

He said: “I talked with some of them and they told me very good things about the club, about the team. I hope I can help them to succeed too.”

Wolves executive chairman Jeff Shi believes the signing is a coup for the club.

He said: “It’s isn’t often that we have the opportunity to sign a world-class player from a world-class club.

“Nelson’s signing shows we will never stop progressing and we are still hungry and humble in our heart.”


Click here for more stories about Nelson Semedo

Click here for more stories about Barcelona

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.