Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly agreed a fee of £5 million with AS Monaco for the transfer of Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho. Reports also claim that the 31-year old will join the club on a two-year deal.
Wolverhampton Wanderers came back to the Premier League for the first time since 2012 by winning the Championship. Wolves have already secured the services of four Portuguese footballers including goalkeeper Rui Patricio. The other Portuguese players include Diogo Jota, Ruben Vinagre (also from Monaco) and Paulo Alves.
Joao Moutinho has spent five seasons with Monaco, winning the league in 2016-17. In those 5 seasons, he has played 211 matches across all competitions, scoring 11 goals and 39 assists. This could be the first time that Moutinho features in the Premier League.
Moutinho played all of Portugal’s group matches at the World Cup, starting in the first two and coming on as a late substitute against Iran. He was on the bench for the entirety of Portugal’s round of 16 defeat against Uruguay.
Moutinho’s addition to the Wolves squad could be quite beneficial for them. A player of his experience is something they need very badly if they are to have a long stay at the top flight.