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Wolves confirm attacker signing, exciting addition

Daniel Podence has completed his move to Wolverhampton Wanderers in a £16.9million deal from Olympiakos, reports Sky Sports.

The 24-year-old has put pen-to-paper on a four-and-a-half-year contract at the Molineux and the West Midlands outfit are hoping they will receive international clearance for the attacker to face Manchester United at the weekend.

Podence, who can play on either flank or as a No.10, has scored five goals and created a further five in 27 appearances for Olympiakos this season.

The former Portugal U21 international registered 13 goals and 14 assists in 68 appearances in all competitions during this two-year stay at Karaiskakis Stadium.

The versatile attacker is the latest former Sporting Lisbon academy player to make his way to Wolves like his new teammates Rui Patricio, Ruben Vinagre and Joao Moutinho.

Podence becomes Nuno Espirito Santo’s third signing of the January transfer window following the loan signing of Enzo Loiodice from Dijon and Leonardo Campana on a free from Barcelona SC.

He spent 13 years with Sporting after progressing through the youth system and featured for the B side but was released in the summer of 2018 after just 25 appearances for the first-team.

Olympiakos snapped up the attacker on a five-year deal following his release but had to pay his former side €7m compensation fee that was settled out-of-court last September.

Podence caught the eye in the Champions League this season with a solo effort against Tottenham Hotspur as the Greek side came back from 2-0 down to draw the match.

He could make his debut for Wolves on Saturday as they travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in Saturday’s last kick-off.

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