Wolverhampton Wanderers confirm signing of Rodrigo Gomes from SC Braga

Wolverhampton Wanderers have completed the signing of Portuguese winger Rodrigo Gomes from SC Braga.

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Rodrigo Gomes, 20, has signed a contract until the summer of 2029 with an option for another year after completing his medical on Tuesday evening. He becomes Wolves’ second signing of the summer transfer window, following the permanent transfer of Tommy Doyle.

The Portuguese under-21 international spent the last season on loan at Estoril from SC Braga, where he had a productive time, registering nine goals and supplied eight assists across 36 games. The pacey winger made his SC Braga debut in 2020 and went onto a make a total of 51 appearances after rising through the youth ranks.

“It’s like a dream come true. To play in the Premier League, for me, it’s the best league in the world and it’s really a pleasure to be here, and I’m thankful to Wolves for this opportunity,” Gomes told the club’s official website.

“The Premier League, for me, is the best league in the world and of course it’s going to be a challenge, but it’s also a dream.

“I’m very excited to play here and do my best.”

Wolves boss Gary O’Neil added: “I’m delighted, especially to get one in so early. I think in transfer windows it’s very easy for everything to drag on and get done very late, but from a squad point of view – laying plans for next season – it’s really important.

“The type of player Rodrigo is, he had a fantastic season last season, playing in many different positions and he’s only 20 years old. For where we are as a club, he’s the perfect type of signing for us. He’s young and has potential.”

Wolves looking to rebuild the squad under Gary O’Neil

Wolves finished a respectable 14th in the Premier League table in Gary O’Neil’s maiden season in charge. They had the kind of season that was probably expected given the fact that the club sold a few key players last summer to comply with the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules and regulations.

Having managed just 50 goals in 38 league games, the Wanderers need quality attacking reinforcements through the door this summer. They have started the summer on a positive note by bringing in the dynamic and pacey wide-man Rodrigo Gomes. The Portuguese under-21 international could provide the spark and creativity Gary O’Neil’s side need to climb up the table.

After the addition of Gomes and the permanent transfer of Doyle, a few more exciting buys across the pitch could see Wolves improve on the past few seasons in terms of where they will finish in the English top flight.

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