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Wolves complete Dorus De Vries move

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Wolves today unveiled their second summer arrival with Swansea goalkeeper Dorus De Vries signing a three-year contract.

Wolves today unveiled their second summer arrival with Swansea goalkeeper Dorus De Vries signing a three-year contract.

The 30-year-old is understood to have undergone a medical yesterday and follows Jamie O'Hara into Molineux as the club's second signing in as many days.

Former Holland under-21 international De Vries has signed on a Bosman free transfer after rejecting a lucrative new deal to stay at the Premier League's newest club, who have lined up Polish goalkeeper Grzegorz Sandomierski from Jagiellonia Bialystokas as his replacement.

De Vries will solve Wolves' goalkeeping dilemma after they released Marcus Hahnemann and Adriano Basso at the end of last season.

And the new signing will provide competition for first choice Wayne Hennessey and Carl Ikeme.

By moving to Wolves, he has shown his determination to challenge for his place as he has given up his place after being a virtual ever-present for the last four years in South Wales.

Six-foot one De Vries made 203 appearances for the Swans and broke their record for clean sheets in 2009-10 with 25 shut-outs.

After joining from Dunfermline in 2007 where his last game was in the Scottish Cup final against Celtic, he won two promotions, from League One in 2007-08 and to the Premier League in May.

Known for his excellent distribution and handling, he played as a centre-half until he was 15.

De Vries started his career in his native Holland with Telstar, before three years with Wolves' 1971-72 UEFA Cup opponents ADO Den Haag.

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