Wolves make first signing of Lage era as promising Colombian joins

Date published: Thursday 17th June 2021 3:22 - TEAMtalk staff

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Wolves have completed the signing of Colombian defender Yerson Mosquera from Atletico Nacional.

The centre-back, 20, moves to Molineux from on a five-year-deal, subject to a medical and work permit. He becomes the first summer signing for new Wolves boss Bruno Lage. There was reportedly competition from both Manchester clubs for his signature.

Colombia youth international Mosquera made his professional debut in 2020 and has also played in the Copa Libertadores.

Wolves technical director Scott Sellars said on the club website: “We have been monitoring Yerson for quite a while and there has been a lot of interest from clubs across Europe, including some of the biggest names in the Premier League.

“They all see his potential and quality, as do we. But we spoke to him about the pathway we have at the club and he believes Wolves is the best fit for him.

“He is a centre-back who is very athletic, very aggressive, very competitive and has a great attitude to defending.

High ceiling for Mosquera

“He wants to defend; he wants to make tackles and headers and has great presence in both boxes. But he’s also very good technically and very composed on the ball.

“Yerson is certainly a player with a high ceiling, someone who is highly regarded in Colombia and we believe the attributes he has will fit very well into the Premier League and into our squad.”

Wolves, who parted company with Nuno Espirito Santo at the end of the season, open the new Premier League campaign at FA Cup winners Leicester.

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