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Leonardo must ‘learn the lingo’ to succeed at Wolves – Nuno

Leonardo Campana has been told to ‘learn the lingo’ to help him become a success at Wolves. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has welcomed the 19-year-old Ecuador striker to Molineux after his £300,000 signing and believes he has the potential to gatecrash the first team after being placed in the Under-23s squad. Campana will find familiar conversation initially at least when he returns from a pre-Olympic championships in a few weeks’ time with Raul Jimenez, Adama Traore and Jonny all fellow Spanish speakers. But the Wolves boss insists English is the universal language spoken at the club and the youngster…

Wolves given huge boost as Jota and Boly back for Liverpool game

Wolves have been handed a huge boost for the visit of Liverpool with Diogo Jota and Willy Boly available. The pair have returned to full training after injuries and are in with a chance of facing the runaway Premier League leaders at Molineux on Thursday. “We have good news – we now have Diogo integrating back with the team, working with the squad, Boly also, so things are getter better,” said head coach Nuno Espirito Santo. Boly has been out since breaking his ankle in training on October 26, missing the last 20 games in all competitions. Jota has missed…

Campana sets his sights on Wolves first team after becoming first January signing

Wolves new boy Leonardo Campana insists he can shine at Molineux after becoming the club’s first signing of the January transfer window. The 19-year-old Ecuador striker, who recently left Barcelona SC, put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal after Wolves agreed to pay the Ecuadorian club £300,000 in compensation. Campana appreciates he has to adapt to his new surroundings but has fellow Spanish speakers Raul Jimenez, Adama Traore and Jonny Castro Otto for company to help him settle in and is confident of his quality to thrive at Wolves. “It will be fine. I trust myself and my abilities,”…

Leonardo Campana agrees three-and-a-half year deal with Wolves

Wolves are set to unveil Leonardo Campana after the Ecuador striker agreed a three-and-a-half year deal, www.wolvesbite.com understands. The 19-year-old forward, who was out of contract, has cost around £300,000 in compensation to his club in Ecuador, SC Barcelona, and will be tied to the club until June 2023. Campana was pictured at the club’s Compton training ground on Tuesday wearing a Wolves shirt undertaking interviews with the club’s media team. The youngster, who has four full caps for Ecuador, is expected to join the Under-23s set-up initially. But like all those involved with the development group, he will be…

Mendes key to Podence deal as Wolves edge closer to agreeing fee

Wolves anticipate reaching agreement soon on the signing of Olympiakos winger Daniel Podence. It’s understood Wolves initially offered around £15.3m (18m euros) for the 24-year-old forward, with the Greek Superleague club believed to be holding out for £21.5m (25m euros). But with the player’s agent Jorge Mendes having such a close relationship with Wolves and time on their side to complete the deal, it’s understood a deal will be struck somewhere between the two figures. Podence would become Olympiakos’s record sale, and Wolves’ second most expensive signing in their history after £33m Raul Jimenez, eclipsing the £18m they paid for…

Wolves closing in on £21.5m Podence, £6m Oliveira and Campana

Wolves are understood to be close to signing Olympiakos winger Daniel Podence and AEK Athens striker Nelson Oliveira. The club are in talks with Olympiakos for 24-year-old Podence, who will cost in the region of £21.5m, while former Norwich forward Oliveira, 28, will cost around £6m. Wolves have not reached agreement with the Greek Superleague leaders over Podence, but they hope to do so in the coming days as they look to add quality strength in depth to Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad before the transfer window shuts. Podence, who scored against Tottenham in the Champions League in September, is a…

Raul: My pride at Wolves’ Premier League scoring record

Raul Jimenez has revealed his pride at becoming Wolves’ leading Premier League scorer. The Mexico international’s double in Saturday’s 3-2 comeback win at Southampton made it 23 League goals in 61 games, overtaking Steven Fletcher’s marker of 22 from 2010-12, ironically from the same number of matches. “It’s very special. It’s an amazing feeling,” said Jimenez, who has struck 19 in all competitions for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side this season, while he is into double figures in the Premier League, just three goals off his total for the whole of last season. “I want to say thank you to all…

Wolves set to unveil young striker signing from South America

Wolves are set to announce the signing of young Ecuador striker Leonardo Campana. The 19-year-old, who has four full caps and plays for Ecuador outfit Barcelona SC, has travelled to England to sign and looks like being unveiled by the club on Monday. Campana is set to join Wolves’ Under-23s squad initially, but won’t be available immediately as he is involved in playing in the pre-Olympic Championship in the coming weeks. Left-footed Campana caught the eye at the South American Under-20 Championship where he netted six goals in nine games to be named as top scorer as Ecuador were crowned…

Nuno praises ‘amazing’ Wolves for comeback win – and reveals half-time team talk

Nuno Espirito Santo has praised comeback kings Wolves for their ‘amazing’ turnaround to win 3-2 at Southampton. Wolves came from 2-0 down to end their five-match in all competitions in dramatic style at St. Mary’s to move up to sixth in the Premier League. Pedro Neto started the comeback after Jan Bednarek and Shane Long had puts the Saints two goals up, before Raul Jimenez’s brace completed the fightback to make it 19 goals this season for the Mexican. “It was amazing the second half. We realised the first half was not good and we reacted very well,” said head…

Comeback kings Wolves have claimed 17 points from losing positions this season

Southampton 2 (Bednarek 15, Long 35) Wolves 3 (Neto 53, Jimenez pen 65, 76) Comeback kings Wolves finally enjoyed some good fortune from VAR as they came from two goals down to claim a dramatic 3-2 victory at Southampton to end their five-match winless run. Saints were much the better team as they went into the break 2-0 ahead after goals by Jan Bednarek and Shane Long. But Nuno Espirito Santo’s side produced a stunning fightback after the interval as Pedro Neto halved the deficit, then VAR for once shone on them as a penalty claim made by Jonny was…