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Goncalo Guedes says Joao Moutinho has been 'tremendous' with him since coming to Wolves

Goncalo Guedes has hailed Joao Moutinho for helping him to settle in at Wolves.

The 25-year-old signed for Wanderers during the summer transfer window for a reported fee of around £27.5 million.

He was the second arrival after Nathan Collins, and fans were delighted by his acquisition.

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The club had long been linked with Guedes. And many are really excited to see what he can bring to the table in a Wolves shirt.

It has been a bit of a quiet start so far at Molineux for Guedes.

The ace has made seven appearances so far, and has merely shown glimpses of his quality.

He’s yet to open his account, and has made one assist.

Guedes is still adapting to the English game, which he says is far more intense than La Liga.

He told the club’s official website: “The major difference for me is the intensity, the intensity of the league itself. Clubs having quality players turns the intensity up a notch which, in my opinion is, the difference between all leagues.

“I think the big difference is having less time to think. I have to be better prepared physically to react because all players are strong, and these are the two main things.”

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Guedes has had a little time to find his feet now, and fans will really be hoping he can start to score goals moving forwards.

He should be more comfortable around the place now. And Guedes has revealed veteran midfielder Moutinho has played an important role in helping him settle.

“In all honesty, everyone has been trying to help me the best way possible,” he added. “When it comes to football and even off the pitch, Joao Moutinho has been helping me a lot. He’s a very experienced person with the CV to back it up and he helps me with tactics, what I should and shouldn’t do, how to improve, my strengths and weaknesses. He’s been of tremendous help when it comes to growing and adapting.”

Goncalo Guedes’ comments indicate why it was important for Wolves to keep Joao Moutinho

As well as still being a great player, Moutinho is obviously a real leader.

Guedes comments indicate why it was really important that Wolves didn’t lose him in the summer.

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His experience and leadership are vital. He sets an example to all, and can be a great influence on the younger players.

Hopefully, Guedes can now start to contribute for Wolves in the form of goals.

He was signed to increase productivity in the final third. He’s had a bit of time to get a feel for the league, and he must now start to show why Wolves forked out the amount they did for him.