Wolves have continued with their big names joining the club with the signing of Joao Moutinho from AS Monaco for a minimal fee of £5 million. The midfielder had played 158 times for the French club in Ligue 1 scoring nine times. Before hand he played his football in his home country of Portugal where he played for FC Porto and Sporting Lisbon.
In his time at Sporting he played alongside his future team mate Rui Patricio so he should feel at home at Wolves. He also played with the goalkeeper for Portugal where they enjoyed success, winning the Euros in 2016. Joao Moutinho is the third most capped Portuguese behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Figo with 113 caps.
Moutinho told wolvestv:
“I am very excited, it’s a new experience with a great club and I hope to achieve the club’s objectives and I want to help the team progress. I know it’s difficult against the big teams in the Premier League but my mentality is to win every game.”
Fantasy Premier League Potential (5.5m)
He’s been priced at £5.5m which I believe just isn’t viable for him despite his pedigree. For me he doesn’t score enough goals and at that price you can get his team mate Helder Costa who will be playing further forward and will immediately be settled in the team.
Despite this, as of when I am writing this, he already has 0.8% ownership, which doesn’t sound much, but he has only been in the game for a couple of days.
Wolves’ first five fixtures are as follows: Everton (H), Leicester (A), Manchester City (H), West Ham (A) and Burnley (H). It’s a reasonable start for the newly promoted side and they’ll be looking to make a good start to their return to England’s top flight.
Written by Harry Clark (@HarryClark67)