Wolves have confirmed the signing of Matheus Cunha from Atletico Madrid, becoming new manager Julen Lopetegui’s first incoming transfer.
The Brazil international has signed on loan in a deal which will automatically become permanent until 2027 if certain clauses are triggered.
Cunha previously impressed with RB Leipzig and Hertha Berlin before moving to Atletico in 2021. However, after a promising debut season in which he scored six La Liga goals, the 23-year-old fell out of the picture under Diego Simeone, starting just two league games in 2022/23.
He joins a Wolves side in legitimate relegation strife, sitting bottom of the Premier League table having played 15 games.
He told the Wanderers’ website: “I’m really excited to be part of this group and to be part of this club – it’s a big club.
“I’m excited to play in the Premier League, to play in Wolverhampton, and I think the most important point is that I’m happy like a kid.
“I know him [Lopetegui] as we’ve played against each other three or four times, and he’s a big coach, he has a big mentality.
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“He told me about him joining Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton having a big project and I took to the project, I believe in it a lot, and I believe in him. I also believe in the players, and I believe in the club.
“The situation I’ve come into is not the best one. We need to take a little bit more points. But I believe in the club, I believe a lot in the coach, the mentality he has and he has many things to do here in Wolverhampton with the players, but the quality of the players is unbelievable.
“He’s a great person also, and I think everything together, we will put Wolverhampton where Wolverhampton needs to be.”