Wolves were linked with Atletico Madrid defender Felipe for weeks – but he is now joining Nottingham Forest on transfer deadline day.
The centre-back was reportedly a target for Wanderers leading up to and during the January window.
The 33-year-old is into the final months of his contract at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Atletico Madrid gave him the green light to leave, but the Brazilian had seemingly not been able to facilitate a move – until now.
According to the Nottingham Post earlier today (live blog, 10.32am), Felipe was at the Reds’ training ground undergoing his medical.
Reportedly, Forest are paying around £2 million to sign the star.
The development comes after there were claims that Julen Lopetegui had actually contacted Felipe himself to try and convince him to join Wolves.
This was before Wolves completed a deal for Craig Dawson.
Wolves swooped for the centre-back just over a week ago, paying West Ham around £3.3 million. Supposedly, he was the top choice, with Felipe an alternative.
The hope is that Dawson’s experience of the Premier League will really benefit the squad.
Felipe will be an interesting watch for Forest after lengthy links to Wolves
So it looks as though Felipe is coming to English shores after all.
It will be quite interesting to see how he gets on at the City Ground.
He’s a player that, by many accounts, was someone of real interest to Wolves. Initially, it was thought he might have come in with Matheus Cunha in a double deal.
But it hasn’t transpired that way, and Wolves plumped for Dawson instead.
Hopefully, the Englishman will ensure there will be no regrets for the club about their choice come the end of the season.