Wolverhampton Wanderers Training Session
Photo by Jack Thomas - WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images

Fernando Marcal confirms intention to leave Wolves

Fernando Marcal’s Wolves career is coming to an end, with the defender stating his intention leave when his contract expires.

The Brazilian is set to move on to pastures new this summer, having had to seasons at Molineux.

Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images

Wolves landed Marcal in the summer of 2020 in a £1.78 million deal.

The move was seen as good business, with Marcal having just helped Lyon to a Champions League semi-final.

He’s had a decent stint with Wolves, battling youngster Rayan Ait-Nouri for minutes at left wing-back.

But it looks as though he will no longer battling the Frenchman next season, with the South American telling IG Esporte that is is his intention to join Botafogo.

He said: “We’re talking. They came to me, showed interest in counting on me for this season and I see it with good eyes.

“We are increasingly fine-tuning things and I believe this has a great chance of working out. I am very motivated to be part of this new project at Botafogo.

Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images

“From the little I’ve seen it (the project) seems very solid, with great ambitions, so this catches the attention of any player, including mine, and I see the great possibility of being part of this great project

Reports first began to surface in March of Botafogo’s interest in Marcal.

And it would appear the South American club, who have just won the league title in the Brazilian second tier, are set to get their man.

The right move for all parties as Fernando Marcal confirms desire to join Botafogo at the end of Wolves contract

So it looks pretty certain now that Marcal will be leaving Wolves to join Botafogo.

It’s been a decent couple of years at Molineux for the Brazilian.

He did have some injury problems as was to be expected given his record in recent years. But given how little he cost, it was always likely going to be a fairly successful deal.

Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Marcal had some great outings for Wolves.

While he can sometimes be a little rash, he certainly settled nice into the Premier League. And he should go with Wolves supporters’ best wishes.