Matheus Nunes made a definitive transfer from Sporting to Wolverhampton.
The representatives of the “Wolves” are getting ready to make a generational change in the middle of the field and have invested a record sum to bring João Moutinho’s successor in the person of Matheus Nunes.
The eight-time representative of Portugal passed the obligatory medical tests without any problems and after their completion he was associated with the English club with a contract valid until June 30, 2027 with the option of extending the cooperation by an additional twelve months.
Wolverhampton has invested a record 45 million euros in the basic sum for the acquisition of the nearly 24-year-old midfielder, to which bonuses in the amount of five million euros will be possible in the future.
Thus, the team from Molineux Stadium made its biggest purchase, because so far for the highest sum the ranks of the “Wolves” were joined by Fábio Silva, switching for 40 million euros from FC Porto in September 2020.
“We are delighted to welcome Matheus to Wolverhampton and we are delighted to add another exciting young talent to Bruno’s roster.” Matheus has had two excellent top-tier seasons in Portugal with Sporting and is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and prospective players in world football, so we’re excited that he has chosen the Premier League and us as the next step. I hope he has a fantastic career ahead of him, ”said CEO Jeff Shi about the new acquisition.
The Portuguese ends his stay with his home team from Lisbon in 101 appearances with eight hits and nine assists, which translated into a fight against the club for the championship, two league cups and the Super Cup.
The central midfielder is Wolverhampton’s fourth summer reinforcement. Before him, Gonçalo Guedes, Nathan Collins and Hee-chan Hwang (buyout) joined the “Wilków” team.
The Premier League club has allocated nearly EUR 120 million to contract new players and at the same time has expanded its Portuguese colony to a total of eleven players currently in the squad of the team led by Bruno Large.