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Wolves agree a fee to sign Portuguese international

Wolves have agreed a fee with French side Monaco to sign Portuguese international Joao Moutinho, for a fee of £5 million.

 Moutinho is a central midfielder with the ability to operate in several positions as well as on both flanks, and is a highly experienced international, with 113 caps to his name.

He began his career in his native Portugal, firstly with Sporting Lisbon, and then Porto, before signing for Monaco in 2013 in a joint deal with Columbian James Rodriguez. He went on to make more than 200 appearances for the Monegasque, and was part of the squad that won the Ligue 1 title in the 2016 – 2017 season.

According to Sky Sports, Moutinho, whose agent Jorge Mendes also acts as a consultant and advisor to Wolves manager Nuno Espírito Santo, will put pen to a two-year deal at Molineux, and is set to join a number of Portuguese players already at the club including Diogo Jota, Ruben Neves, Ruben Vingare and goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

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