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Silvio's delight at Wolves move

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New Wolves signing Silvio says it's been a 'desire' of his to play in English football - and that swapping Atletico Madrid for Molineux isn't a step down.

The 28-year-old Portuguese international defender has joined Wolves on a one-year deal, with the option of an extra year.

He technically moved on a free transfer after an agreement was reached to cancel his Atletico contract, which had a year left to run.

Silvio, who predominantly plays at right back but is also comfortable on the left, has won the league title with Benfica for the past three years, having been on loan with the Portuguese club.

He joins fellow Portuguese star and another ex-Benfica man Helder Costa as the first two signings of the Fosun era.

Silvio said of his move to England: "I'm really happy to be here.

"It's always been a desire of mine to play in England and play in the Premier League.

"The Championship is a tough league but I'm positive that we will be doing all we can to gain promotion and achieve Premier League football.

"Wolves is an historic club with experience in the top division.

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"The club isn't in its best moment but I think it can get back there.

"I don't believe Wolves is a step back in my career because the Championship is full of good clubs and I think we can be promoted.

"I know it's a young team but I believe that, with my knowledge and experience in football, I can help the squad.

"I also think my qualities as a player will generally help the performances of the team."

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