Wolverhampton Wanderers have officially kickstarted their summer with the signing of Yerson Mosquera. The defender becomes the first fresh face of the Bruno Lage era and is believed to be the future of the Wolves backline. Lage is clearly thinking about the future from the off after last season saw a noticeable stagnation of the squad.
Not many would have expected a defender to take first priority this summer when considering Wolves’ struggles in front of goal last campaign. Perhaps the gradual return of Raul Jimenez has put an end to those concerns, however. Yerson Mosquera could prove to be an incredible coup at just £4.5 million.
Yerson Mosquera Completes Wolves Move
Introducing our first signing of the summer…
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Wolves Technical Director: Mosquera Has ‘Great Attitude’
Speaking to the official club website, Wolves technical director Scott Sellars explained just how the deal came to fruition: “We’ve been monitoring Yerson for quite a while, and there has been a lot of interest from clubs across Europe, including some of the biggest names in the Premier League. They all see his potential and quality, as do we, but we spoke to him about the pathway we have at the club, and he believes Wolves is the best fit for him.”
Sellars was also quick to praise the defender’s ability: “He’s a centre-back who’s very athletic, very aggressive, very competitive and has a great attitude to defending – he wants to defend, he wants to make tackles and headers, and has great presence in both boxes, but he’s also very good technically and very composed on the ball.
“He’s certainly a player with a high ceiling, someone who is highly regarded in Colombia and we believe the attributes he has will fit very well into the Premier League and into our squad.
“Our new head coach Bruno has been involved in the process, has looked at the player, and together we feel Yerson has the perfect profile to come in and improve the depth of the squad.”