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Done deal: Wolves confirm Joao Moutinho signing

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published: | Last Updated:

Joao Moutinho said the exciting Wolves project was what drew him to Molineux – after completing a £5million deal.

New Signing Joao Moutinho (AMA/Sam Bagnall)

The 113-times-capped Portuguese international has penned a two-year deal with Premier League new boys Wolves after moving from French side Monaco.

"I'm very excited, it's a new experience with a great club," he said.

"I hope to help the club achieve the objectives.

"I want to help the team and the players in the club to progress.

"I hope we can win all the games! I know it's difficult, there are big teams in the Premier League, but my mentality is play every game to win.

"This club is a big club, a very good project and that excited me.

"It has players I know very well and I hope to help this club to progress more and more and win the most games possible."

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Moutinho becomes the latest Portuguese addition at Wolves, joining Rui Patricio, Ivan Cavaleiro, Diogo Jota, Ruben Neves, Helder Costa and Ruben Vinagre, as well as of course boss Nuno Espirito Santo and his backroom team.

Moutinho said he didn't need much convincing from his compatriots to join Wolves.

"Not too much!" he said. "The project is the most important (thing). I know Patricio, I play with him, Helder, Ivan, I know Ruben, I know Jota and I know other players here.

"I hope Wolves can do good things in the Premier League.

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"I changed from Portugal from France, now France to England.

"I hope they're going to help (me settle in).

"It's one of my objectives to play in the Premier League and now is the opportunity.

"I'm going to do everything I have to help.

"I hope the fans support us, I know they are very good supporters and I hope to give them a lot of things to celebrate."

Moutinho brings with him a wealth of experience.

As well as winning the European Championship with Portugal in 2016, the 5ft 7in midfielder has won three Portuguese league titles (with Porto), one French title (Monaco), three Portuguese cups (Porto and Sporting) and a Europa League (Porto).

Moutinho, whose agent is Jorge Mendes, had been with Monaco for five years having started his career with Sporting before switching to Porto. Moutinho cost £21m when he moved to Monaco.

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers
@tim_spiers_Star

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living

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