Wolves complete bargain signing of Euro 2016 winner
Newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers have completed the signing of Portugal midfielder João Moutinho in a £5 million deal from AS Monaco, the West Midlands club have confirmed.
The 31-year-old has signed a two-deal contract at Molineux.
Moutinho joins the Portuguese revolution at Wolves, joining up with fellow countrymen Rui Patrício, Diogo Jota, Rúben Vinagre and Paulo Alves to have signed for the club this summer.
The central midfielder has been highly-rated from his days back at both Sporting Club of Portugal and FC Porto, before he completed a £21.5 million move to Monaco back in 2013 where he stayed for five seasons.
João Moutinho could partner international teammate Rúben Neves in the centre of Wolves’ midfield this season. The new signing has 113 caps for Portugal, behind only Cristiano Ronaldo (154) and Luís Figo (127) in the country’s all-time list. He was part of the side that won Euro 2016.
He has league titles with both Porto and Monaco and is expected to be able to help Wolves not only avoid relegation back to the Championship but potentially push on for a top half finish in their first season back in the Premier League. He brings excellent technical ability in the middle of the park.