Wolves land Andreas Weimann at second time of asking

Wolves tried to sign Andreas Weimann in 2015, the club have revealed, as his old boss Paul Lambert said the Austrian will be a 'big part' of his squad.

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Paul Lambert with new signing Andreas Weimann at Compton Park on Thursday

The 25-year-old has moved to Molineux from Derby County on loan for the rest of the season.

Lambert used to manage Weimann at Villa and got the best out of the forward, who enjoyed his most prolific season of 12 goals in 38 games under the Scot in 2012/13.

The Wolves boss said: "I am really pleased to have brought Andi in.

"I know him from my time at Villa and the way he works and the way he presses is what we are looking for.

"His work ethic is fantastic and he ticks all the boxes of the way I want us to play as a high energy team.

"He is a good guy, a good pro, who will fit in and will buy into what we are doing here really quickly.

"He just needs to get his career up and going again but I know exactly what he can do.

"Andi scored big goals for me when he was at Villa, against teams like Liverpool and Manchester United, and he certainly knows where the goal is.

"He knows English football and he knows the league and he is somebody who I have worked with and I know well.

"He will be a big part of the squad from here on in."

Sporting director Kevin Thewell said he was delighted to bring Weimann to the club - and revealed that Wolves came close to landing him in summer 2015 before the player moved from Villa to Derby for £2.5million.

"He is a player we have known about for a long time and we tried to take him before he went to Derby but were unable to do so," Thelwell said.

"We are delighted that we have been able to get him to the club second time around.

"Paul obviously knows him very well and we think he is a really good fit for the squad.

"We are confident he will make a positive impact for us going forward."

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Comments for: "Wolves land Andreas Weimann at second time of asking"

Stafford Wolvers

Decent signing; still a young age and is always capable of getting goals at this level. Never felt that Derby got the best from him.

Any update on Jordan Graham?

Globetrotter1934

Before the moaners start decrying this lad,lets give him a chance to prove himself to us.Obviously PL rates him and will ease him in to the team,when he decides he is ready and match fit.

He is here on loan till the end of this season apparently,so that will be the time to decide if Andi is the striker we have been wishing for.

brummierob

Bear in mind Lambert has overseen some awful players while at Villa Park - they could have gone down for 4 seasons on the trot. Who is next on the list Ashley Westwood?

Sir Billy Quiet

Bear in mind Lambert did not get Villa relegated even though he had a terrible squad with no investment..........

Sussexwolf

Totally agree, Lambert did a good job at Villa, with no money, in a league in which £10 m gets you an average player on big wages.

As for Weimann, he had a decent record under Lambert in the Premier and hopefully it will work out.

brummierob

Another totally underwhelming signing. Let's hope that Lambert can get the best out of him, as his goalscoring record is awful!

herewolf

12 goals in 38 games against teams in the premiership is better than our forwards are doing in the championship right now so lets not put the guy down give him a chance ....'brummierob' supporting Wolves?? mind you its understandable !!

RugeleyWolf

In Paul we trust!

Delighted he is now very publically in control of the 1st Team.

Phoenix Wolf

Premier league goal scoring record. If he can score goals at that level, he's more than good enough for this squad.

tamworthwolves

PL knows Andi so we should trust his judgement. He hasn't scored this season so as a loan deal it makes good business sense. I'd rather have loan deals than waste money on long contracts and ridiculous wages.

Wolfinsheepsclothes

I am bemused by such a signing even if only as squad cover.

Where is the investment promised it appears non existent.

Yes we are operating in a different market than bigger clubs but it feels like we are the football version of pound land ...

I am prepared to support lambert but have very serious doubts.

God bless RHF a true wolverhampton hero

CoRnIsHWoLf

We are still tied by FFP rules. Quite frankly I'm not surprised by the short-sightedness of some supporters. Lambert knows the player & knows what he can do! He fits the style of play Lambert wants & 12 goals in 38 prem games at the Villa, bearing in mind how poor a side they were, even in that season, is pretty good going. Get him up to match fitness quickly & we could have a very good addition that can help those around him start to fire!

Sorry we haven't bought Ronaldo yet Wolfie but I'm sure Thelwell is working on it.

herewolf

good post Cornish

CyberWolf

Good signing in my view. Hard working and can score goals - once he is match fit.

PL has said he knows him, so should get the best out of him.

25 years old, just coming into his prime.

Good luck to him.

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