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Newboy Nya ‘to be assessed’ for Wolves first team

New Wolves signing Raphael Nya will be staying put at Molineux this coming season – and could feature in the Europa League. The 19-year-old defender, who has played both full back roles and centre back, signed on a three-year contract from French Ligue 1 champions PSG last week for an undisclosed fee. Nya captained PSG’s Under-19s last season and led them to four wins and a draw in the UEFA Youth League Group C against the likes of Liverpool, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade before they lost 2-1 to Hertha Berlin in an intermediate stage decider. Wolves loans manager Seyi…

Wolves could loan out more U23 cubs – Seyi

Wolves loans manager Seyi Olofinjana believes more of the club’s Under-23 players could be sent out on loan to ‘rip it up’ and accelerate their development. Under-23s midfielders Pedro Goncalves and Joao Dias have returned to Portugal to join FC Famalicao on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee. They follow 19-year-old left wing back Ryan Giles, who has signed for League One Shrewsbury Town on a season-long loan. Chairman Jeff Shi has stated some Under-23s players will be supplementing Nuno Espirito Santo’s first-team squad for the forthcoming Europa League campaign. Wolves Under-23s won Premier League 2 Division 2 last…

Wolves star Raul feels ‘at peace’ in Wolverhampton

Raul Jimenez has revealed he feels at peace in Wolverhampton as he is treated as one of the people. The 28-year-old striker officially became Wolves’ record £32m signing on Monday. His season still isn’t over – while most of his Wolves team-mates have been back in pre-season training for several days, he is on international duty with Mexico with the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final against Haiti on Wednesday (3.30am, BST) at Glendale, west of Phoenix, Arizona. And in an interview with GQ magazine, the Mexico international admits he is at home in the city where he lives because of the…

Wolves cub Giles looking to excite Shrews fans on loan

Wolves youngster Ryan Giles is looking forward to getting fans out of their seats after admitting joining League One Shrewsbury Town on a season-long loan was a ‘no brainer’. The Telford-born left wing-back and Wolves Academy graduate made his first-team debut in the 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury in the FA Cup fourth round in January. Wolves rate Giles highly – he is 12 months into a four-year contract, keeping him at Molineux until 2022, he went on pre-season tour with the first team last summer and was voted Academy player of the year for 2017-18. Now he links up with…

Dendoncker a ‘perfect fit’ for Wolves after signing for £12m

Leander Dendoncker has been hailed as a ‘perfect fit’ for Wolves after becoming a permanent Wolves player for £12m. The Belgium international’s switch from Anderlecht was announced by Wolves today after his season-long loan at Molineux last season. The deal was always going to go through as the club had an obligation to sign the 24-year-old when the 2019 summer transfer window opened after the versatile midfielder joined Wolves last August. After struggling to get a game in the first half of the season, Dendoncker was instrumental in the turnaround of the team’s fortunes in 2019, and was an ever-present…

Helder loan from Wolves will Cost-a Leeds £2m

Helder Costa’s season-long loan to Leeds will earn Wolves a £2m pay day, wolvesbite.com understands. The 25-year-old forward travelled to West Yorkshire yesterday to complete the move to Elland Road and it’s understood the Whites will have an option to buy the one-time club record £13m signing at the end of the season. Wolves have agreed the seven-figure loan fee with the Championship side, which boost their earnings from sales or loans this summer to over £5m after Kortney Hause joined Villa for £3m and Ethan Ebanks-Landell signed for Shrewsbury Town. Costa said his farewells to his Wolves team-mates at…

Raul on target again as Mexico reach Gold Cup semi-final

Wolves striker Raúl Jiménez scored as Mexico beat Costa Rica 5-4 on penalties in Houston, Texas to reach the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals. The 28-year-old, who is due to be confirmed as the club’s £32m record signing today, put Mexico ahead in the 44th minute with a shot on the turn from inside the box for his fifth goal of the tournament. Bryan Ruiz equalised for Costa Rica in the 52nd minute with a penalty after he was fouled by Luis Rodríguez and the game ended 1-1. That meant the tie went to penalties, where Jiménez, who played as the…

Wolves striker Rafa Mir is a Euro champion

Wolves striker Rafa Mir is a European champion. The 22-year-old forward, who spent last season on loan at Las Palmas, was part of the Spain squad who beat Germany 2-1 in the final of the Under-21s European Championships at Stadio Friuili in Udine, Italy. Mir was an unused substitute for Spain, who took the lead through Fabian Ruiz Pena’s seventh-minute strike then doubled their advantage through Dani Olmo on 69. Germany scored through Nadiem Amiri on 88 minutes. Mir tweeted: “EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS !!! Proud to be part of this team !! We believed when it seemed impossible and we have…

Wolves forward Costa set to join Leeds on season-long loan

Wolves are set to confirm the departure of Helder Costa to Leeds on a season-long loan. The 25-year-old forward travelled to West Yorkshire today to complete the move to Elland Road and is expected to be unveiled by the Championship club tomorrow. Costa said his farewells to his Wolves team-mates at their Compton training ground on Friday, and he bolsters Leeds’s squad with winger Jack Clarke set to sign for Tottenham for £8.5m. Costa will be reunited with a familiar face at Leeds – left back Barry Douglas, who he played with at Wolves in the 2017-18 Championship title winning…

Tempers fray at Wolves All Stars game which raises £7,400 for charity

A football team who played younger players against Wolves All Stars have been branded ‘cheats’ after a charity game briefly got heated. Hundreds of people watched Wolves All Stars play Pattingham Old Boys at Pattingham Village Bowl on Sunday. The game ended in a 2-0 win for the All Stars, but only after a few heavy tackles flew in which were not in keeping with the spirit of a charity match. Wolves All Stars player-manager Mel Eves accused Pattingham of fielding younger players and remonstrated with their management at one stage during the first half. Opposition teams have to sign…