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Wolves have signed Brazilian left-back Marcal from Lyon

This weekend Wolves were very busy having confirmed Marcal’s signing from Lyon on Sunday. The left-back, 31, agreed a two-year deal at Molineux with Wolves paying a £1.78million fee to the French side.
Marcal spent three years at Lyon helping them to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.
After Jonny Otto suffered a cruciate ligament injury last month, Brazilian Marcal can play at left-back or wing-back and will bolster Wolves’ options in the role.

Nuno Espirito Santo also said goodbye to Matt Doherty who joined Tottenham last month on the right-back.

Marcal will wear the No.5 jersey at Wolves

“Having played over 280 games in top leagues, as well as Champions League football, Marcal will add a huge amount of experience to our young team,” said Wolves executive chairman Jeff Shi.

“He is a player with the technical ability to be able to contribute in the build-up play from the back, all the way through to threatening the opposition in the final phase.”

The signing is Wolves’ second in as many days but it’s also their second of the entire window.

On Saturday, they acquired Portuguese teenager Fabio Silva from Porto for a club-record fee of £35.6m.

Silva’s signing eclipses the previous record of £30m Wolves paid to sign Raul Jimenez

Silva, 18, has been described as a ‘generational talent’.

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