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Wolves confirm Benfica midfielder signing imminent

Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed that Benfica midfielder Joao Teixeira is set to join the club on a season-long loan. This was recently reported in the Portuguese media, but the Championship side have announced via their Twitter page that he will soon pen a temporary contract.

The 22-year-old spent part of last season on loan at Vitoria Guimaraes, playing a total of five matches for the club, scoring once. He has risen through the ranks at Benfica, starting out with the B side. He made his competitive debut in the first team in December 2014 when appearing against Bayer Leverkusen in a UEFA Champions League group stage clash.

Teixeira, who was born in Amora, will become the latest signing since Fosun International took control of the club officially last week. Since then, Kenny Jackett was sacked as head coach, meaning former Inter Milan and Italy goalkeeper Walter Zenga was appointed early on Saturday. They begin the Sky Bet Championship campaign this weekend when they face Rotherham United.

The talented attacking midfielder has international experience as well in the form of appearances at the 2014 Toulon Tournament and also the European Under-19 Championships. He remains under contract with the Portugal giants for another five years, so he is clearly someone destined for a bright future. With the injuries to Jordan Graham, Michal Zyro and many others, Zenga will be keen on boosting his offensive options at Molineux.

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