Wolverhampton Wanderers Unveil New Signing Chiquinho
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Journalist says whether Chiquinho will go into Wolves' first team or be loaned out

Chiquinho has become Wolves’ second signing of the January transfer window, arriving at Molineux from Estoril in Portugal.

The 21-year-old arrives at Molineux on a deal until 2026, with experience of playing Portugal under-21s at international level under his belt.

His experience there puts him alongside Fabio Silva, who he could battle for gametime up front between now and the end of the season.

But a fan on Twitter asked the Athletic’s Wolves correspondent Tim Spiers whether Chiquinho will be loaned out, given his lack of experience and the fact he is one for the future.

Chiquinho could be needed around the place if Adama Traore does leave, with the rapid Portuguese forward capable of playing out wide.

He would also be a useful addition so as not to rush Pedro Neto and Hwang Hee-Chan back to fitness.

That said, if Bruno Lage gets a look at him and training and thinks his development would be best served elsewhere, it would be wise to get him playing regularly on loan.

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Chiquinho could well be a promising one for the future, or like Neto, capable of coming in and making an impact in the here and now.

Wolves’ squad is so thin that the temptation would be to use any new faces to bolster the squad depth but there is a decision to be made over how useful it would be for the new-boy to sit on the bench between now and May when he could go and play.

It will be interesting to see if he is in the Wolves squad for their next match, against Brentford on Saturday, as Lage seeks to avenge the 2-0 Molineux loss in September.