Wolves confirm Barcelona’s Nelson Semedo as their fifth summer signing

The Wanderers pull off another summer signing adding number five to the ranks. They confirm the arrival of Nelson Semedo from Barcelona on a three-year plan.

It’s a big win for Wolves who are trying to force their way back into European competition. They confirmed the signing of Portuguese Nelson Semedo from Barcelona for a fee said to be £37 million, which could rise later on thanks to add-ons.

The right-back joins the Premier League club on a three-year deal keeping him there until 2023, with an option to extend by a further two years if his spell at the Molineux is a successful one.

Wolves have completed the signing of right-back Nelson Semedo from Barcelona in a deal worth nearly £37m, including potential add-ons.

Portugal international Semedo has signed a contract that will keep him at Molineux until June 2023, with an option to extend it to June 2025. (Via: Sky Sports)

He will undoubtedly serve as Matt Doherty‘s replacement. The ex-Wolverhampton player joined Spurs at the beginning of the transfer window for a fee of £14.7m, keeping him in North London for the next four years.

It was a massive loss for Wolves but they have repaired the hole left with a more than adequate replacement in Nelson Semedo.

The ex-Benfica fullback spent three seasons at the Camp Nou, sharing La Liga success with them in consecutive campaigns after just singing for Barcelona back in 2017/18.

Last season would be the first time in five years that Semedo hasn’t won a league trophy, having won the Portuguese Primeira Liga trophy twice before making his best career switch.

Nelson fits the Wanderers’ bill to the T. An attacking right-back with loads of experience at the highest level. Wolves new man managed 30 starts out of 35 Champions League appearances between his time in Portugal and Spain.

Nelson Semedo on his new venture and club:

I chose Wolves because it’s a very good team that plays very good football. Last year they did a very good season and it’s a very important team in England, in also Europe. I hope this year we can do very good things.

They have also done extremely well to fill the Doherty hole and provide cover in the position with the signing of Ki-Jana Hoever from Liverpool over last weekend. The previous campaign, they were thin at the back and had very limited options.

Nelson Semedo is the English club’s fifth summer signing and sixth newcomer following the transfers of Vitinha, Fabio Silva, Fernando Marcal, Hoever, and free transfer Matija Sarkic, who was sent out on loan to League One club, Shrewsbury Town.

Having only been announced on Wednesday, he will most likely make his debut against West Ham this weekend coming. Wolves have already grieved a knockout in the EFL Cup with a loss to Stoke City last week. Adding to this, a 3-1 defeat to Man City at the Molineux in their most recent Premier League fixture.

To no surprise, of Wolves’ summer additions, three are Portuguese. Meaning… The Portuguese resistance continues under the guidance of Nuno Santo.