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Wolverhampton Wanderers Complete Signing of Willian Jose

Wolverhampton Wanderers have completed the loan signing of Willian Jose from Real Sociedad with an option to buy in the summer.

The Brazilian striker joins on an initial loan with an option to buy for £22 million and is an excellent cover for the long-term absence of Raul Jimenez.

Willian Jose Joins Wolverhampton Wanderers on Loan With Option to Buy

Wolves End Striker Search With the Signing of Willian Jose

Raul Jimenez is continuing his recovery from a fractured skull injury he sustained in the victory against Arsenal but with the recent slide down the table, the Black Country club opted to search for a new centre-forward.

During his five-year stay in Spain, Jose scored 52 goals in 143 appearances, including three goals this season helping his former side to sixth in the table.

Wolves recalled Patrick Cutrone from Fiorentina at the start of the transfer window but, according to Fabrizio Romano, the striker is set to depart the club for another stint in Italy. Italian sides Parma and Benevento are said to be interested in securing his services.

More Experienced Option

Wolves had spent £35 million in the summer on teenage prodigy Fabio Silva who has been burdened with the responsibility in the Mexican striker’s absence. He managed to score his second goal of the season against West Bromwich Albion on January 16.

But a move for a more experienced option to the 18-year-old Silva comes after Wolves have failed to win a game in their last five games.

Before joining the club, Willian Jose had been linked with a move to the Premier League in the summer with Tottenham Hotspur, but a switch fell through after the London club refused to meet Real Sociedad’s valuation.

After his work permit issues were complicated by post-Brexit rules, Wolves’ new acquisition may be unavailable for Wednesday’s trip to Chelsea.

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