Joao Gomes has landed in England to complete his move to Wolves from Flamengo.
The Brazilian midfielder is now all set to become the club’s seventh addition of the January transfer window, after a breakthrough was finally reached ahead of the weekend.
Wolves successfully fended off Lyon, who had come in with a higher offer for Gomes.
The 21-year-old had given Wolves his word that he would make a move to Molineux. And the youngster has kept to that.
Despite a visit from Lyon owner John Textor to try and convince him to go to France, Gomes will be coming to Wolves. It’s been reported the fee is around £15 million.
Journalist Vene Casagrande, who was the first to break the news about Wolves’ pursuit of Gomes two weeks ago, has tweeted this evening that he has now landed.
He adds: “The English club prepares a special material to announce the signing of the midfielder with Flamengo.”
It will certainly be interesting to see how Wolves do officially announce this particular transfer.
It does feel as though this is more of a special transfer compared to a lot of others.
Wolves’ pursuit of Gomes has had fans on tenterhooks these past couple of weeks. Recently the hashtag ‘#FreeJoaoGomes’ has been trending – a clear sign that many Wolves fans really wanted the player.
The notion Gomes has always wanted Wolves and has shunned Lyon to make the move happen has already brought him cult hero status for some.
Wolves’ announcement of Joao Gomes’ transfer could be special
The Wolves social media team is known for putting together great content when it comes to transfers.
The Diego Costa announcement that included the player holding real wolves with chains was one that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.
So it will be fun to see what they come up with for Gomes.
Ultimately though, the main thing is that Gomes is actually signing.
Wolves are getting a player with absolutely huge potential, and the youngster has been keen since the very beginning to join which is fantastic to see.