Nelson Semedo is surely in the best moment of his Wolves career at the moment – and finally looks like value for money
The Portugal international is now 15 months deep into his Molineux adventure.
He joined the club in 2020 from Barcelona.
At the time, eyebrows were raised about the transfer.
A few people couldn’t help but remember how badly he struggled against Alphonso Davies during the 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
£37 million was the reported fee, meaning the pressure was on from the off for Semedo.
He struggled in the beginning as he tried to adapt to English football playing at wing-back. That was a position he hadn’t played before.
He would often get caught out positionally, and was a little suspect in the tackle.
But in 2021, Semedo started to show signs of improvement.
He finished 2020/21 strongly, scoring in the final Premier League game of the season against Manchester United.
And under Bruno Lage, he’s been really good in all aspects of his game.
The 28-year-old has been marauding up and down that right flank all season for Wolves. He has caused panic for opposition defenders and being a source of frustration for opposition attackers.
His performance against Brighton was only the latest of a string of fine showings, and he really is looking like excellent value now.
Nelson Semedo looking like value for money at last for Wolves
Supposedly the fee paid for Semedo was £37 million. But a report from The Athletic claimed the fee is unlikely to ever reach above £29 million. That’s because the full fee is dependant on Wolves winning a European competition.
So £29 million for Semedo looks like really good business by the club.
He weathered an early storm and is really flourishing now under the guidance of Bruno Lage.
Had he been a bit more clinical in front of goal, we would have been talking about one of the best players in his position in the Premier League this season.