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Nelson Semedo: Wolves sign complete £36.8m signing of right-back

Wolves have finally signed Nelson Semedo from Barcelona in a deal worth nearly £37m, which includes potential add-ons.

Semedo has inked a contract that will keep him at the Premier League club until June 2023, with an option to extend for two more years.

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has been in the market for another right-back since the Republic of Ireland international Matt Doherty signed for Tottenham on a four-year-deal last month.

The 26-year-old who joined Barcelona from Benfica in 2017 played 42 times for Barcelona last season and won two La Liga titles and the Cope del Rey during his stay at the Catalan club.

The right-back told the club’s website: “I chose Wolves because it’s a very good team that plays very good football,”

“Last year they did a very good season and it’s a very important team in England, in also Europe. I hope this year we can do very good things.”

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Wolves executive chairman Jeff Shi added: “‘Progressive at heart’ is one of our core values at Wolves. For a member of staff, for a player, for the whole club, we are all making great efforts to progress continuously.

“It’s isn’t often that we have the opportunity to sign a world-class player from a world-class club. Nelson’s signing shows we will never stop progressing and we are still hungry and humble in our heart.”

Semedo might make his debut in the Premier League against West Ham on Sunday.

The Portuguese becomes the fifth player Nuno would be signing this summer following the arrivals of Fabio Silva, Fernando Marcal, Vitor Ferreira, and Ki-Jana Hoever.

Defender Hoever joined Liverpool last week as Portuguese forward Diogo Jota went the opposite direction in a deal worth up to £45m.

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