Wolves have officially competed their sixth signing of the January transfer window, with Joao Gomes arriving from Flamengo – and the club have unveiled what shirt number he’ll wear.
Wolves fans far and wide have finally got their wish, with Gomes sealing a move to Molineux after a hijack attempt by Lyon.
The French club offered more money to Flamengo.
And the Brazilian outfit did then want to sell to them, despite having an agreement with Wolves.
But Gomes’ stance of always wanting Wolves since the beginning is what got this deal done.
Despite a personal visit from Lyon owner John Textor, the player was adamant he wanted to join Wanderers.
It is a very exciting signing by Wolves, with Gomes having huge potential.
Sporting director Matt Hobbs has been speaking about the club’s latest capture with the club’s official website. And he gave a bit of a lowdown on Gomes, revealing the two roles he can play the best.
He said: “He’s got energy and is physical, he can play in a six or an eight, and has the Brazilian technicality. For us, it’s a player that has all the attributes to make it in the Premier League.”
Hobbs then urged supporters to give Gomes time to settle at Molineux.
“I think we have to accept he’s a young boy coming from Brazil, into the best league in the world,” he added. “He needs time to adapt and to get settled because his wife hasn’t travelled with him yet. She’ll be across in a couple of weeks, and he’s not played a game for two months. It’s their pre-season he’s just gone through, so he’s been training, but no games.
“We have to allow him time to settle, adapt and get his match fitness and speed up.”
Wolves have also today revealed that Gomes will wear the number 35 shirt.
Wolves have made exciting signing in Joao Gomes, as club reveal shirt number and Hobbs hails capture
So Wolves got the deal for Gomes done, and it’s a big relief.
After Lyon came into the picture, many fans feared there would be a repeat of the Enzo Fernandez situation.
But Wolves have got the deal over the line, and it’s brilliant to know how keen he was to come.
He now just needs time to settle in, before fans get to feast their eyes on a player that carries the nickname ‘the Pitbull’.