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Wolves sign Barcelona right-back Semedo

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Wolves have completed the signing of right-back Nelson Semedo from Barcelona in a deal worth nearly 37million, including potential add-ons.

Nelson Semedo: Wolves sign right-back for £36.8m from Barcelona | Football  News | Sky Sports

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Portugal international Semedo has signed a contract that will keep him at Molineux until June 2023, with an option to extend it to June 2025.

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo was in the market for another option at right-back after Republic of Ireland international Matt Doherty joined Tottenham on a four-year-deal last month.

FC Barcelona and Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Nelson Semedo,” the La Liga giants’ statement reads.

“The English club will pay €30m plus €10m more in variables. 

“FC Barcelona would like to publicly express their gratitude to Nelson Semedo for his commitment and dedication and wishes him all the best for the future.”

Wolves chairman Jeff Shi expressed his delight after seeing the defender commit to a three-year contract at Molineux, with the option of an extension through to 2025, while outlining the club’s ambition to keep progressing in the coming seasons.

“‘Progressive at heart’ is one of our core values at Wolves. For a member of staff, for a player, for the whole club, we are all making great efforts to progress continuously,” he said.

“It’s isn’t often that we have the opportunity to sign a world-class player from a world-class club. Nelson’s signing shows we will never stop progressing and we are still hungry and humble in our heart.”

He becomes Wolves’ fifth signing of the transfer window following the arrivals of Fabio Silva, Fernando Marcal, Vitor Ferreira and Ki-Jana Hoever.

Semedo could make his debut in the Premier League against West Ham on Sunday.

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