On August 31st 2016, Wolverhampton Wanderers announced the signing of Ivan Cavaleiro for a club-record fee of £7 million from AS Monaco.
The Portuguese winger made his debut against Burton Albion, but had to wait until 14 days later to score his first goal for the club against Brentford.
A lot of supporters were over the moon with the club’s decision to bring Cavaleiro to the club, as they took to the confirmation on Twitter to express their delight over the signing.
WE'M GONNA WIN THE FRIGGIN LEAGUE
— Charlie (@CharIieGreg) August 31, 2016
wow!!! Amazing news!!!
— Nicki Mason (@mason_nicki) August 31, 2016
now I'm excited
— JGair (@gairo1966) August 31, 2016
what a signing!!!! Exciting times!!!! Can't be an unhappy wolves fan now surely????
— Goders82 (@GodersTim) August 31, 2016
great stuff let's all have a disco!
— Paul D Lewis WWFC (@PaulDLewisUK) August 31, 2016
now there's a quality signing!! Well done Wolves & Mendes!!
— Steve Wiles (@wiles_steve) August 31, 2016
From Grant Holt to Ivan Cavaleiro in 8 months.
Thank you, Fosun & Jorge Mendes.
— Tom (@laneystain) August 31, 2016
Ivan Cavaleiro started his career at S.L Benfica, and went on to appear in the Champions League and other competitions with the Portuguese giants, before being sent out on loan to Deportive de La Coruna.
On the 10th of July 2015, Cavaleiro joined AS Monaco FC on a permanent deal until 2020. He managed to score three goals in 22 appearances for the French club, but he could never nail down a permanent place in the side.
On August the 31st 2016, Wolverhampton Wanderers announced the signing of Ivan Cavaleiro for a club-record fee of £7 million from AS Monaco. It’s clear too see that this was a big swoop for the Midlands club to make as Fosun made their first major step by breaking the club’s transfer record at the time.
Cavaleiro is another one of Jorge Mendes’ clients who continues to thrive at Molineux.
The Portuguese winger made his debut against Burton Albion, but had to wait until 14 days later to score his first goal for the club against Brentford. He managed to find the back of the net nine times during his first season at the club and provided 13 assists for his teammates, which helped the Midlands club reach the Premier League.
And, he has produced a number of impressive performances in the current campaign, scoring three goals, as he continues to aid Wolves’ climb up the Premier League table.
It comes as no surprise that supporters were so excited to see the 25-year-old join the club, as he has consistently put in quality performances under Nuno Espirito Santo, with a number of valuable contributions aiding Wolves’ promotion to the Premier League and their rise in the top-flight.
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