Many Wolves fans have been reacting with delight to the news that young French left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri will be coming to the club in place of the outgoing Ruben Vinagre.
To10 (via Sport Witness) revealed on Friday that the 21-year-old Portuguese left-back was on his way to Olympiakos on a season-long loan with the option, which was described by the publication as the “icing on the cake” in a bizarre statement.
The 19-year-old Ligue 1 defender will not only take his place but his shirt number as well, according to The Athletic’s Tim Spiers.
Ait-Nouri has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs, including both Manchester United and Manchester City, but super-agent Jorge Mendes has appeared to work his magic once more to get this deal over the line.
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The left-back has been in and around the first team at Angers since the 2018/19 season and has gone on to make 23 appearances during that time, providing four assists, as per TransferMarkt.
These Wolves fans took to Twitter to voice their delight with the impending deal:
Yesssss Tim !!!! 👍 pic.twitter.com/TbxlZFKoXh
— StoneWolf 🐺 (@Stonewolf68) October 2, 2020
Nice bit of business… liked Vinagre early stages but never seemed to mature as a footballer, stupid fouls and countless step overs 🤯 Ruthless Wolves again 👏🐺 https://t.co/lnzfobHM2I
— Jamie (@JamieUnderwood1) October 2, 2020
I don’t think this has been the most impressive window by #wwfc, but I do like how ruthless we’ve been.
Vinagre played 33 times last season and hasn’t progressed, so Wolves are replacing him with a younger player with a higher ceiling at no immediate expense. Smart. https://t.co/RpNfMX9qmN
— Charlie Gregory (@CharIieGreg) October 2, 2020
What a great signing that will be!!! Class!
— Edd Cooke (@EddCooke1) October 2, 2020
Six in happy with that build for the future 👍🏻💛🐺🖤
— Extravagância de aventura do Dr. Nuno na Premier (@NormWolves1877) October 2, 2020
Sounds like a good deal to me. I’ve said it often, I like Vinagre, but he’s too attacking for this team. Jonny offers control with his play. Vinagre hasn’t learned this. Semedo is the same too
— Sam Clark (@SamclarkUk) October 2, 2020
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