Wolves are set to sign midfielder Matheus Nunes having finally reached a breakthrough.
The club last night agreed a fee with Sporting CP and this morning, Fabrizio Romano has reported that personal terms are also sorted.
Nunes is now set for a medical with the club, and stands to become the third addition of the summer.
The 23-year-old had reportedly rejected one proposal from Wolves a couple of weeks ago.
But Wanderers were undeterred and went back in for the maestro.
According to A Bola, Wolves decided to move quickly because of interest from West Ham United.
And apparently, Bruno Lage played a key role in convincing the player to make the move to Molineux. It had been reported previously that Lage was a big fan of his, and that he had urged his superiors to make a play for the star.
Whatever Lage said to him appears to have done the trick.
Wolves are now hoping to get the £42 million deal completed as soon as possible ahead of this weekend’s game with Tottenham Hotspur.
Nunes will need to be registered by Friday midday if he is to be available for selection.
Interestingly, Sporting have managed to agree a 10% sell-on clause with Wolves.
Great work from Bruno Lage to convince Nunes to join Wolves
Given Nunes had reportedly not initially been too keen to make the move, Lage deserves big credit for selling the project to Nunes.
It sounds as though he is a big reason for Wolves finally making the breakthrough.
Given Wolves do not have any form of European football to offer, the club have done extremely well with this deal.
Nunes could easily have stayed at Sporting and played in the Champions League, and gotten a salary increase. He could also have joined another club that does have European football to offer.
Clearly Lage was very persuasive, and that potentially bodes well for future deals.