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Wolves not taking legal action over Marquinhos transfer saga

Wolves will not take legal action after missing out on the signing of Brazilian winger Marquinhos.

Molineux (Getty)
Molineux (Getty)

The 19-year-old had already signed a pre-contract agreement with Wolves, which should have seen him arrive at Molineux this summer from Brazilian top flight club Sao Paulo.

It is understood that Wolves were also lining him up for a loan to feeder club Grasshoppers, as they expected the transfer to be completed.

However, reports have suggested that the forward was offered by Sao Paulo to Arsenal, who were unaware of the player’s prior agreement with Wolves, as the Gunners looked to complete a £3million deal.

Marquinhos has now completed his move to the London club and the deal was announced on Friday.

Wolves consulted lawyers once it emerged that Arsenal were set to sign the teenager, as they sought advice before making their next steps.

However, the Express & Star understands that this transfer saga is over and Wolves will not be taking legal action.

Although the club will be disappointed at not landing the youngster – following the club’s transfer strategy of picking up promising talents – it is now understood they will draw a line under the situation and move on, without taking the matter any further or seeking compensation through the the Court of Arbitration.

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