Atletico Madrid and Brazil forward Matheus Cunha has completed an initial loan move to Wolves.
The deal includes an obligation to buy at the end of the season for a fee that could rise to £35m.
Cunha, 23, will join the club from January 1 subject to work permit approval.
A statement on the club’s website read: “The Brazilian international flew to the UK and completed his medical earlier in the week, finalising a loan move which will automatically become a permanent deal until 2027, should certain clauses be triggered.”
Cunha has eight senior caps for Brazil and has made 11 appearances in all competitions for Atletico Madrid this season.
The 23-year-old has started only two games in La Liga this term but registered two assists in 370 minutes.
Cunha will join Diego Costa, Raul Jimenez and Hee-Chan Hwang as available strikers at the club – with summer signing Sasa Kalajdzic sidelined until next season with an ACL injury.
Cunha will be is Wolves head coach Julen Lopetegui’s first signing since taking over, with the Midlands club bottom of the Premier League after 15 games.
Wolves have scored only eight goals in the Premier League this campaign – three fewer than any other side.
Follow Wolverhampton Wanderers with Sky Sports
Follow every Wolves game in the Premier League this season with our live blogs on the Sky Sports website and app, and watch match highlights for free shortly after full-time.
Want the Wolves latest? Bookmark our Wolves news page, check out Wolves’ fixtures and Wolves’ latest results, watch Wolves goals and video, keep track of the Premier League table and see which Wolves games are coming up live on Sky Sports.
Get all this and more – including notifications sent straight to your phone – by downloading the Sky Sports Scores app and setting Wolves as your favourite team.
Hear the best Premier League reaction and expert analysis with the Essential Football and Gary Neville podcasts, keep up-to-date with our dedicated Transfer Centre, follow the Sky Sports social accounts on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, and find out how to get Sky Sports.
Credit : Source link