Wolverhampton Wanderers have completed the signing of Daniel Podence from Olympiacos for a reported fee of £17 million. The Portuguese winger has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Premier League club.
Podence, 24, is the second player to join Wolves from Olympiacos in the January transfer window, following the arrival of Greek defender Leonardo Campana. The winger has made 27 appearances for the Greek club this season, scoring six goals and providing five assists.
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo expressed his delight at signing Podence, praising his technical ability and versatility. Santo believes that Podence’s arrival will strengthen the team and provide more options in attack.
Podence began his professional career at Sporting Lisbon before joining Olympiacos in 2018. He has also represented Portugal at various youth levels and was part of the squad that won the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in 2016.
Wolves are currently in seventh place in the Premier League and have been active in the transfer market this month. In addition to Podence and Campana, they have also signed striker Leonardo Bonatini on loan from Al Hilal and midfielder Enzo Loiodice on loan from Dijon.
The club has also seen some departures, with forward Patrick Cutrone joining Fiorentina on loan and defender Jesus Vallejo returning to Real Madrid after his loan spell ended.
Wolves will be hoping that Podence can make an immediate impact and help the team in their push for European qualification. They face Manchester United in their next Premier League match on Saturday.