Wolves have finally reached an agreement to sign Atletico Madrid star Matheus Cunha.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano has tweeted this afternoon that Wanderers have reached a ‘full verbal agreement’ with the Spanish giants.
Personal terms have also been agreed.
Cunha will join Wolves on loan. And then next summer, the club will be obligated to pay ‘€40/50m million’ (£35/£43 million).
The medicals are now being scheduled according to Romano, and the documents should be signed off in the coming days.
It is brilliant news for Wolves, who have been on contact with Atleti over the past couple of weeks.
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Cunha is a player Lopetegui wants, and the Brazilian is also keen to link up with the Spaniard.
Atleti have been happy to entertain interest as they want to offload and raise funds.
It is a real coup for Wanderers, with several other Premier League clubs having shown interest in the star.
It is a clear indication of the pulling power that Lopetegui has.
Without him, it is very unlikely that Wolves – being 20th in the Premier League right now – would have been able to facilitate this deal.
The transfer window is, of course, still closed at the moment. But it is likely he will join very soon after it opens. Potentially even on the first day if Wolves can get everything sorted.
Wolves’ first game of 2023 is in the Premier League against Aston Villa on January 4. So he may be available for that, which would be ironic as Villa were one of the other clubs said to be keen to sign him.