Transfer News: Wolves make it two newcomers in as many days

The Wanderers double up on the new signings over Saturday and Sunday as they welcome Marcal from Lyon.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have announced the arrival of experienced left-back Marcal from Lyon on a two-year deal. The Brazilian follows Fabio Silva as the second summer signing of the weekend and the third newcomer to the Molineux Stadium this summer.

The Premier League club snapped him up for a low, low fee of £1.78million. This is a massive deal for the club thin in the fullback position after losing Matt Doherty to Spurs the other day for £15 million. That’s a great saving and some change left over to add to the kitty.

Wolves have been very busy this weekend having announced the signing of Marcal from Lyon on Sunday.

The left-back, 31, has signed a two-year contract at Molineux, with Wolves paying the French side a £1.78million fee. (Via:

Now it is just for us to see if he can still apply the same quality as he did in his time in France. Marcal formed part of the team who almost went all the way in the Champions League not too long ago, after their dream victory over a team who was favoured to win the tournament, Manchester City.

This also showcases Marcal’s experience he brings to the game and lets us know he can survive against the bigger teams in England. He leaves the Ligue 1 club after three years of service, citing a new challenge in the Premier League.

Fernando Marcal has many minutes under his belt. Besides Ligue 1 he has featured in the Portuguese Primeira Liga and the Turkish Süper Lig. Overall and to date, the player has played 226 games, scoring a pair of goals and has collected 13 assists along the way. But it must be said… The Brazilian has big boots to fill in the absence of Matt.

A transfer paid with minimal fees was required after the club made another club recording signing in Fabio Silva. The 18-year-old Portuguese forward from Porto joined Wolves for a fee said to be  £35.6m.

Happy to see the Wolverhampton team making swift movements in the market after being slow off the mark. With their squad looking the thinnest out of all the clubs playing in European competitions last season and funding for new signings a problem for all teams excluding Chelsea post-pandemic, it’s unclear if we will see another new player come in at the Molineux.

Having added striker competition for Raul Jimenez and a fullback replacement for Matt Doherty, there still should be more work done.

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