OFFICIAL: Wolves Confirms They Have Signed Nelson Semedo From Barcelona

Wolves have completed the signing of Portugal international Nelson Semedo from FC Barcelona for an initial fee of £29million, which could eventually rise to £37million in more potential add-ons. 


The right wing-back on Wednesday, penned a three-year deal  that will keep him at Molineux until June 2023, with an option to extend it to the summer of 2025.

Semedo is now the tenth Portuguese player in the Wolves first-team, as he is set to be a good replacement for defender Matt Doherty, who moved to Tottenham Hotspur on a four-year deal last month.

The 26-year-old will wear the No.22 shirt for the club, having become the fifth summer signing by manager Nuno Espirito Santo, following the arrival of Fabio Silva from FC Porto, Fernando Marcal from Lyon, Vitor Ferreira on-loan from Porto, and just last week Ki-Jana Hoever joined from Liverpool, while Diogo Jota left to join last season Premier League champions.


Nelson Semedo expressed his delight on joining the Premier League side Wolves;

"I chose Wolves because it’s a very good team that plays very good football.... He said via the club's website.

"Last year they did a very good season and it's a very important team in England, in also Europe. I hope this year we can do very good things.

"Coach Nuno is a very good coach. He did very good things here in Wolves, and in other teams too. For sure I’m going to learn a lot from him."



CloudNine Sports understands that, the transfer for the former Benfica player, sees him end his three-seasons stay at the Nou Camp, a club he joined in July 2017, making 124 appearances and scoring 2 goals.

Last season alone, Semedo played 42 times for Barcelona, providing six assists, and scoring on the final day La Liga fixture of the season away to Alaves back in July, a match they won 5-0.

He has won a total of 9 trophies in his club career, which includes two Primeira league titles with Benfica, one Portuguese FA Cup, one Portuguese League Cup, and one Portuguese Super Cup. 

While in Spain, he won two La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey, and one Supercopa de Espana with Barcelona.

Semedo has also made 13 caps for his country, and was part of the team that won the UEFA Nations League in 2019.

He is expected to form an exciting partnership alongside Adama Traoré on the right-hand side of Wolves team when he makes his Premier League debut away to West Ham on Sunday.


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