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Wolves on the verge of securing first summer signing

Wolverhampton Wanderers are on the verge of sealing their first deal of what is set to be a very busy summer at Molineux, according to reports coming out of Portugal.

Nuno Santo’s side strolled to the Sky Bet Championship title this season, and consequently they have been linked with a move for a number of top quality players, and if reports from Portuguese media outlet A Bola are to be believed, their first deal of the summer is virtually done.

A Bola (via HITC) have reported that a deal for the Black Country club to sign Rio Ave midfielder Pele is in place, and that an announcement can be expected in the coming days.

The 26-year-old midfielder was first linked with a move to Wolves a few weeks ago, when the club sent scouts to watch one of his games in the Portuguese top flight.

Pele scored twice in this game, and Wolves were impressed with what they saw, and have agreed a deal believed to be in the region of £9 million for the former Portugal youth international.

Since representing the country of his birth at youth level, Pele has now decided to play for the Guinea-Bissau national team. He made his debut for them in June 2017, helping them to a 1-0 victory over Namibia in qualification for the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

The 6ft midfielder has spent the majority of his playing career in Portugal, and is currently on the books at Rio Ave, however reports suggest 50% of the transfer fee will be owed to former club Benfica.

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