Wolves confirm signing of Portugal U21 winger Chiquinho from Estoril in a deal worth up to £4.2m, as Bruno Lage prepares for life without Adama Traore
- Wolves have confirmed signing of Portugal Under-21 winger Chiquinho
- Youngster scored three goals in Primeira Liga before sealing a move to Molineux
- Former Sporting youth academy player made Under-21 debut in November 2021
- Winger has signed a contract until 2026 with an option for a further year
Wolves have confirmed the signing of Portugal U21 winger Chiquinho from Estoril in a deal worth up to £4.2million.
The pacy 21-year-old, who can play on either flank, has signed a contract until 2026 and gives Wolves cover should they sell Adama Traore to Tottenham in the coming weeks.
Hailing from Cascais in Lisbon, Chiquinho, came through the world-renowned Sporting CP academy which produced Wolves’ star players Joao Moutinho and Daniel Podence.
Wolves have confirmed the signing of Portugal Under-21 winger Chiquinho from Estoril
Speaking to the club website, Chiquinho outlined his desires to succeed in the Premier League.
Chiquinho said: ‘It’s a big stadium and I feel a lot of fears because it’s a big team, but I will do my best for the club and enjoy playing here.
‘I’m a very fast player and I do my best in the pitch. I like to do one-on-ones, and score goals.
‘There’s a lot of good Portuguese players in Wolves, and I have been inspired by them. I will also take a lot of advice from them, so it’s good.’
The youngster helped Estoril to the Liga Portugal 2 title with his 13 appearances and made the step up with his side impressively during the first half of the 2021/22 season.
Chiquinho has signed a contract until 2026 at the Molineux with an option for a further year
Wolves are also monitoring developments with Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig, 22, who could be allowed to leave on loan.
Wolves’ technical director, Scott Sellars, said: ‘Chiquinho is a young, exciting and talented player who has been performing very well in the Portuguese leagues during the past few seasons, and if he keeps progressing the way he has done, we believe he can develop into an excellent signing.
‘We’ve brought a lot of gifted youngsters from Portugal during the past five years, and many of those have gone on to further their careers and achieve great things here, and we hope the same will happen with Chiquinho.
‘With all young players, we have to be patient as he’s got to get used to playing in a new country and a new environment. But we will integrate him into the first-team group, and by learning from Bruno, the staff, and his new teammates, we hope he can make the kind of impact we believe he has the potential to achieve.’
Wolves boss Bruno Lage is rumoured to be interested in Barcelona’s Riqui Puig for a loan move