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Joao Moutinho: Wolves adds another Portuguese into the team

Hell bent on making an impact in the summer transfer market, Wolverhampton Wanderers have completed the signing of Portuguese International Joao Moutinho from Monaco for reported fee of £5m.

Ligue 1 club Monaco accepted a fee of £5m from the newly promoted English club, in which the midfielder accepted and signed a two year deal with the club.

The Portuguese midfielder has taken the same steps as fellow compatriots Rui Patricio and Ruben Neves as he also joined them in the Wolves’ squad as they take on the Premier League this coming season.

The Portuguese International said via BBC: “It was one of my objectives to play in the Premier League.”

“I hope to help the club achieve their objectives. I am very excited, it is a new experience with a great club and I want to help the team, the players and club to progress.

“I know it’s very difficult with big teams in Premier League but our mentality – my mentality – is to play every game to win and I hope with my experience and my quality as a team we can achieve our goals and our objectives.

“This club is a big club and a very good project and have players I know very well.”

Joao Moutinho, who began his professional career at Sporting Lisbon moved to Porto in 2010, has won the Primera Liga title three times consecutively in his three year spell with FC Porto also adding to his honours 2011 Europa League cup and Portuguese Cup before moving to Monaco in 2013 for a fee reported to be £21.5m.

Not showing any sign of stopping in his impressive performance nand skills Moutinho helped the French club win the Ligue 1 in 2017.

The new Wolves signing is Portugal third-highest most capped player in their football history with 113 caps behind country legend Cristiano Ronaldo (154) and Luis Figo (127).

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