Portugal starlet ‘set for medical’ ahead of £3m Wolves switch

Wolves are set to complete their second signing of the month.

After rumours of a move for Portuguese winger Chiquinho, the 21-year-old is now reportedly very close to signing for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Chiquinho is set to complete a medical tomorrow (Monday), according to the Express & Star.

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The Estoril star is expected to sign a long-term contract with Wolves and will become the club’s eleventh Portuguese arrival.

Chiquinho will cost Wolves an initial fee of £3 million with an extra £1.25 million in appearances-based add-ons.

The winger will be Bruno Lage’s second January signing after the £500,000 capture of Hayao Kawabe from Grasshoppers.

Chiquinho’s current club, Estoril, is the same side that Wolves purchased Toti Gomes from in 2020.

Gomes was handed a surprise Wolves debut yesterday as they beat Southampton in the Premier League.

Who is Chiquinho?

Francisco Jorge Tavares Oliveira - also known as Chiquinho - began his youth career in Sporting Lisbon’s academy, before joining Estoril in 2019.

He made his debut in January 2020 and helped the Portuguese club win promotion to the Primeira Liga the following season.

The 21-year-old has made made nine league starts so far this season - scoring three goals and assisting another.

Chiquinho also made his Portugal under-21 debut against Cyprus in November.