Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo has been speaking about new signing Willian Jose, with the player having been at the club for just shy of a week now.
The Brazilian completed a loan move to Molineux on January 23 from Real Sociedad, but did not meet up with his new teammates until the day of the Chelsea game last Wednesday.
Jose had his first training session the day after, and started the 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at the weekend.
It’s been a bit of a whirlwind week for the South American, who has proven to be Wolves’ only incoming of the winter window, not counting the returns of Patrick Cutrone – who’s now gone again – and Morgan Gibbs-White from their loans.
As he prepares to complete his first week at Wolves, Nuno has offered some positive thoughts about the 29-year-old, but suggested it’ll be important for the player to improve his English.
He told the club’s official website: “For now, it’s about taking advantage of what he can give us immediately. He’s a wonderful guy.
“He’s a person who is willing to listen to his teammates, to us. With the language, we have some barriers to overcome, but we’ll do it together.”
Positive signs early doors
The early words about Jose are encouraging.
The boss’ verdict comes after Pedro Neto also gave a positive reaction to his signing, and hopefully he can now do what he’s been brought into do, which is score goals.
Against Palace it was clear that he is going to provide a good focal point and will link up well with the likes of Neto and Daniel Podence.
Hopefully the star can make good progress with his English too, even though he can communicate with half the squad in Portuguese.