Wolves sign defender who reached 2020 CL semi-finals in bargain deal

Date published: Sunday 6th September 2020 7:58

Wolves have signed experienced full-back Marcal from Lyon for a fee of €2m.

Marcal becomes Wolves’ second signing of the transfer window, after the club-record arrival of Fabio Silva from Porto on Saturday.

The Brazilian left-back was a member of the Lyon team that reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2019-20.

He has signed a two-year contract at Molineux, where he will provide cover for the injured Jonny Castro, who is currently sidelined with a cruciate ligament injury.

Marcal spent the past three seasons with Lyon, having previously played for the likes of Nacional and Guingamp. He used to be owned by Benfica, but never played for them.

Wolves executive chairman Jeff Shi has revealed his excitement for the signing of Marcal.

“We are very pleased Marçal has joined the pack,” Shi told the club website.

“Having played over 280 games in top leagues, as well as Champions League football, Marçal will add a huge amount of experience to our young team.

“He is a player with the technical ability to be able to contribute in the build up play from the back, all the way through to threatening the opposition in the final phase.

“He possesses good pace and has a great work ethic, to work up and down the football pitch. Defensively he is very solid and will add to our group with his ability in the air as well.

“Of course, because of his nationality, Marçal was subject to a work permit application, and I am delighted that the panel shared our view on the player’s quality and how he can help Wolves.

“Welcome to Wolves Marçal, you are now part of our pack!”

 

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