Striker Willian Jose admits he did his homework on Wolves before opting to join the club on loan for the rest of the season.
The 29-year-old has penned a loan deal from Real Sociedad, with the option of a permanent stay. The Brazilian joins to cover for Raul Jimenez, who is still recovering from a sickening clash of heads with David Luiz.
Wolves have missed Jimenez’s contribution, and are languishing down in 14th spot in the table. They have not won a top-flight match since beating Chelsea 2-1 at Molineux on December 15.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have taken two points from a possible 18. They have struggled to reach last year’s level when finishing seventh in the standings.
Nuno hopes Jose’s goals will help push them up the table during the rest of the campaign. He has bagged 52 La Liga goals for Sociedad from 143 appearances and is eager to get going.
“I am very happy. It is a new adventure, a new challenge,” he told the club’s official website. “So, I’m very willing, very focused, to be with my companions and to make a very good second half of the Premier League season.”
“Wolves is a team that is growing every day, every year. To be noticed by the big clubs in the Premier League, for me, it is an honour.”
And the South American confessed that he has taken the time to check out his new team-mates.
“What Wolves have been doing for two years now has been very good,” he added. “I watched several games and that motivated me to be part of this project. I hope to do my best and have a great season.”
New team, fresh start
Jose has been a regular for the Spanish outfit since joining from Las Palmas in 2016. However, he has started just eight league games in 2020-2021 and the talented forward admitted it was time for a change.
“Without a doubt,” he added. “As I always say, a footballer has to look for new challenges, new adventures, new cultures. It’s our life, football is passionate, so we have to look for new challenges.
“I have lived in Spain for four and a half wonderful years, in which I have experienced many very good moments, but I see that now is the time to change and, who knows, make history with this new club too.”
It is always tough to adapt to a new team, especially in a different country. But the former Real Madrid loan star is confident he will soon be up to speed.
“I’ve been working, I’ve been training for a long time,” he continued. “My last game was on Wednesday. So, I’m ready.”
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