Matheus Cunha, of Atletico Madrid and Brazil, has joined Wolves on a season-long loan. The agreement contains a purchase obligation at the conclusion of the season for a sum that may escalate to £35 million.
Cunha, 23, will join the team on January 1 if his work visa is approved.
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Matheus Cunha to Wolves
The Brazilian international traveled to the UK and passed his medical earlier this week, sealing a loan transfer that will automatically become a permanent agreement until 2027, should certain stipulations be activated, the club said in a statement. Cunha has eight senior caps for Brazil and has appeared in 11 games for Atletico Madrid this season. This season, the 23-year-old has only started two La Liga games but has recorded two assists in 370 minutes.
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Cunha will be joined by Diego Costa, Raul Jimenez, and Hee-Chan Hwang as available attackers at the club, with summer addition Sasa Kalajdzic out until next season due to an ACL injury. Cunha will be the Wolves’ first acquisition under new manager Julen Lopetegui, with the Midlands club now bottom of the Premier League after 15 games. Wolves have scored eight Premier League goals this season, three less than any other team.
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