Former Wolves target Felipe makes big impression on home Premier League debut
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Former Wolves target Felipe makes big impression on home Premier League debut

Former Wolves transfer target Felipe made a very big impression at the weekend on his home Premier League debut for Nottingham Forest.

Wanderers were said to have identified the Brazilian as a potential signing last month.

Supposedly, Wolves held talks with Atletico Madrid about a potential move.

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Felipe’s contract was expiring, and the Spanish club were happy to let him go.

There were even claims that Julen Lopetegui had made contact himself with the defender, in an attempt to convince him to come to Molineux.

But Wolves sporting director did cast doubt on that following the club’s signing of Craig Dawson.

He said that Dawson was a player the club had wanted since the summer.

Seemingly, the 32-year-old was the top centre-back choice all along for Wanderers.

So a move for Felipe did not materialise. But the star did still end up making a move to the Premier League, with Nottingham Forest swooping for around £2 million.

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And Felipe made his home debut on Saturday against Manchester City.

It threatened to be a really difficult first outing for the South American.

But Felipe was actually outstanding at the back for the Reds.

Erling Haaland is the most dangerous striker in the league, and has already hit 26 goals in the Premier League this term.

But Felipe was certainly a solid counter to the Norwegian, who ended the day without a goal.

The Nottingham Post said of him after the game: “Absolutely superb, typified by the way he bust a gut to get back and make a goal-saving challenge early in the second half. Looks an excellent signing.”

Felipe looks a very solid signing for Forest, but Wolves can be more than happy with Dawson

It was a statement performance from Felipe at the City Ground against a world-class player.

Forest look to have gotten themselves a great centre-half, and it’s clear to see why Wolves reportedly had some interest.

It is not a transfer regret though for Wanderers, who have struck gold with the signing of Dawson.

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So far, the former West Ham United man has been fantastic.

He has brought some authority to the backline, and that no-nonsense approach is a great complement to the more cultured style of Max Kilman.

It will be interesting to see how both players get on from now until the end of the season. But Wolves can definitely be happy with their choice.