Wolves reach transfer agreement for £17m Brazilian star

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly set to clinch a deal for the Atletico Madrid striker Matheus Cunha.

It is being reported in Spain that Cunha will leave Atleti for Wolves when the transfer window reopens in January. Cunha was recently touted as a target for Wolves’ West Midlands rivals Aston Villa, but if reports are to be believed in the Spanish press, then the player is on his way to Wolves.

The 23 year-old has only been at Atleti since August last year, when he signed from German team Hertha Berlin on a five-year deal. Yet the Brazilian international is finding it hard to nail down a regular spot in Diego Simeone’s side, competing with Joao Felix and Antoine Griezmann.

Cunha has managed seven goals and eight assists across 54 matches during his time with Atleti, but his best form came during a spell with Hertha, whom he joined in January 2020. He bagged an impressive 13 goals and ten assists in 40 games, form that prompted Atlei to make a move for him.

Spanish radio station Cadena SER reports that Atleti have ‘an agreement’ to sell Cunha to Wolves as they look to balance their books and comply with financial fair play regulations. Simeone’s Atleti were knocked out of the Champions League at the group stage earlier this season and will drop into the Europa League come the new year.

Wolves, though, will be keen to add to their ranks up front given the ongoing fitness worries of Raul Jimenez and Diego Costa’s struggle for form. Sasa Kalajdzic, a summer signing, suffered a serious knee injury in his first game earlier this season.

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