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Football News Update: Wolves Secure Signing of Promising Young Winger Rodrigo Gomes

In a significant move, Wolverhampton Wanderers have completed the signing of Rodrigo Gomes from Portuguese club Braga. The deal, worth £12.7m, will see the 20-year-old winger join Wolves on a contract until 2029, with an additional one-year option.

Wolves manager Gary O’Neil expressed his delight at the early completion of the transfer, stating,

“I’m delighted, especially to get one in so early. I think in transfer windows it’s very easy for everything to drag on and get done very late, but from a squad point of view – laying plans for next season – it’s really important.”

O’Neil highlighted Gomes’ impressive performances last season, where he played in various positions, and noted his potential for further development in the Premier League.

“The type of player Rodrigo is, he had a fantastic season last season, playing in many different positions and he’s only 20 years old. For where we are as a club, he’s the perfect type of signing for us. He’s young and has potential.”

Gomes, a Portugal Under-21 international, spent the previous season on loan at Estoril, where he made 30 appearances and scored seven goals. He made his Braga debut in 2020 and netted once in 43 outings for the club.

Sporting director Matt Hobbs praised the signing, stating,

“He’s a player we’ve followed for most of the season, since he first went on loan. He’s a player we know very, very well and have done an awful lot of work on, but getting him in has been relatively smooth because Rodrigo was clear that he wanted to come here and is excited.”

This acquisition marks Wolves’ second signing of the summer, following the permanent transfer of Tommy Doyle from Manchester City. As the club prepares for the upcoming season, the addition of Rodrigo Gomes is seen as a strategic move to bolster their squad and position themselves for success in the Premier League, as well as potential campaigns in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and domestic cup competitions such as the FA Cup and EFL Cup.

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