Wolves complete signing of £37m rated Portuguese right-back Nelson Semedo

Wolves have completed the signing of Portuguese right-back Nelson Semedo from Barcelona for a reported fee worth £37m.

Wolves closing in on £35m transfer of Nelson Semedo

The Portuguese defender has left Barcelona after three seasons.

Wolves have completed the signing of Nelson Semedo from Barcelona for a reported fee worth £37m.

Nuno Santo has been in the lookout for a new right-back ever since Matt Doherty left the club to join Tottenham.

With a transfer fee said to be worth £37m, Semedo is set to become Wolves’ record signing, surpassing Fabio Silva, who recently joined the club for £35m.

Semedo joined Barca in 2017 and has since failed to live up to his expectations. Furthermore, Ronald Koeman, Barca’s new manager, is understood to be not the biggest fan of the Portuguese.

Upon signing for the Molineux outfit, Semedo revealed that manager Nuno Santo’s influence played a huge role behind his transfer.

“Last year they did a very good season and it’s a very important team in England, in also Europe. I hope this year we can do very good things.

“Coach Nuno is a very good coach. He did very good things here in Wolves, and in other teams too. For sure I’m going to learn a lot from him.”

Wolves executive Chairman Jeff Shi also spoke about the delightfulness of signing a player of Semedo’s quality.

“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.”

Despite losing out players like Diogo Jota and Matt Doherty, Wolverhampton have managed to sign Fabio Silva, Ki-Jana Hoever – coming in as part of Jota’s deal – and now Semedo.

The Portuguese right-back’s athleticism and defensive attributes would make him a good signing for Wolves. In Santo’s preferred 3-4-3 set-up, the 26-year-old can assume the role of the right-sided defender.