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Transfer news: Wolves sign Portugal youngster Gomes from Braga

Wolves have completed their second signing of the summer with the arrival of Rodrigo Gomes from Braga.

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Wolves have completed the signing of Portuguese winger Rodrigo Gomes from Braga.

The 20-year-old has signed a five-year contract at Molineux, with the option to extend for a further season.

Manager Gary O’Neil said: “I’m delighted, especially to get one in so early.

“I think in transfer windows it’s very easy for everything to drag on and get done very late, but from a squad point of view – laying plans for next season – it’s really important.

“The type of player Rodrigo is, he had a fantastic season last season, playing in many different positions and he’s only 20 years old.

“For where we are as a club, he’s the perfect type of signing for us. He’s young and has potential.”

Exciting prospect

The versatile Portugal Under-21s wideman spent last season on loan at Estoril, where he made 30 appearances and scored seven times.

O’Neil added: “He’s not proven at Premier League level yet, but he’s one we can definitely know we can get to that level – we can work with him and help him develop, proving himself in the toughest league in the world.

“I’m really looking forward to working with him, he’s a great character – every time I’ve watched him, his enthusiasm and endeavour has drawn my eyes towards him, so I’m really pleased and he’s a really good signing for us.”

‘Neto inspires me’

Gomes is Wolves’ second signing of the summer after Tommy Doyle joined permanently from Manchester City following a fruitful loan spell last term.

He follows in the footsteps of current Molineux favourite Pedro Neto, who joined from Braga five years ago.

The youngster said: “Since Pedro left Braga, he’s become like a model to follow in the Braga academy because the young players look at him like, ‘One day I want to be like him’. Of course, he is a good player and he inspires me.

“Wolves have a lot of Portuguese players and it makes me more comfortable.

“I’m very excited to help this team and I will do everything to help Wolverhampton.”

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Cian Cheesbrough

Cian is a sports journalist with experience writing for national title, including LiveScore, MailOnline, Eurosport and Sky Sports. He has covered a number of key events during his time in the industry, including from the press box at live Champions League fixtures.

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