What has Wolves chairman Jeff Shi said about latest signing Goncalo Guedes?

Jeff Shi claims that Wolves beat off a host of competition to land new signing Goncalo Guedes from Valencia.

Wolverhampton Wanderers chairman Jeff Shi claims that Wolves beat off a host of competition to land new signing Goncalo Guedes from Valencia with a number of teams trying to land a deal for the winger ‘right up until the last minute.’

The 25-year-old becomes Wolves’ third signing of the summer and has signed on the dotted line for a fee believed to be worth more than €30million plus add-ons.

He’s been handed a five-year deal at Molineux which shows the enormous faith that both Bruno Lage and the hierachy have in the transfer but Shi states that it has been an extremely well researched addition.

“We have been monitoring Goncalo for a long time and are very pleased to welcome him to Wolves,” Shi told the club website.

“He has natural talent and has performed very well across Europe and for his country, and we think he is well suited to the Premier League.

“We are always looking to improve the squad with high quality, and have been patient to make sure we got the right player. Goncalo worked with Bruno at Benfica and played with many members of our squad previously, so we’re confident he will settle quickly into the group here.

“Very few transfers are ever straightforward, and this was no exception, with a number of clubs trying to secure the player right up until the last minute. Now, we are delighted that Goncalo is a Wolves player and look forward to giving him a warm welcome at Molineux this Saturday.”