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Cunha set to swap Atlético for Wolves

Julen Lopetegui has confirmed Wolves are to sign Brazil international Matheus Cunha from Atlético Madrid.

Cunha set to swap Atlético for Wolves

Atlético Madrid forward Matheus Cunha is set to join Wolves when the January transfer window opens, Julen Lopetegui has confirmed. A deal between Wolves and Atlético for an initial loan with an obligation to buy the player in June had been reported, with Cunha undergoing a medical this week. Wolves manager Lopetegui announced the forward’s signing on Friday ahead of his side’s return to Premier League action against Everton. Atlético boss Diego Simeone had already confirmed Cunha was set to leave the LaLiga club.

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“Today I have to talk about [Cunha],” said Lopetegui. “It’s clear he is going to be with us. It is going to happen once the market is open. Now, of course, he’s going to be our player, but [for] the next matches, we have to focus on the players that are here. They have to play against the rest of the teams. He’s a good player. I know him, and I think he’s a good signing for us for the present and also for the future. He is a very complete forward. He has a good condition, good skills, not only technically but physically. This is England, and in the Premier League you have to be a very complete forward if you want to survive. I think he has this profile to play here for a lot of years. Of course, we are going to help him to develop his strengths in the future.”

Cunha won an Olympic gold medal with Brazil at Tokyo 2020, but he was not part of the Seleção squad for the World Cup. He has made just 10 LaLiga starts for Atlético after joining the Spanish side from Hertha Berlin in August 2021.

Wolves hope Cunha, who will reportedly cost €40 million at the end of the season, can help lift them off the foot of the Premier League table.


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