Winger Eusebio Bancessi has committed his future to Wolves by signing a new contract set to keep him at Molineux until at least 2017.
The Portuguese wideman, who was heading into the final year’s option on his deal, has put pen to paper on a new two-year contract, with a further year’s option in Wolves’ favour.
The 19-year-old arrived at Wolves last summer and enjoyed an impressive first season in the Under-21 ranks and is now focused on trying to get closer towards the senior set-up.
“I am very happy to have signed the new contract to stay with the club,” said Bancessi.
“It gives me the chance to carry on working hard and trying to break through into the first team.
“I am enjoying it here, there is a good spirit with my team-mates, and I am looking forward to trying to have another good season.”
Bancessi, who joined Wolves from Benfica, was Wolves’ top scorer in the Barclays Under-21 League last season with eight from 16 starts.
Having gained a first taste of senior experience during pre-season, including the tour of Ireland, Bancessi got off the mark at Under-21s level in last night’s 2-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion.
“Eusebio is a promising young player who has been pretty consistent with his performances in the Under-21s since coming into the team,” said Head Coach Kenny Jackett.
“He has also scored a lot of goals from a wide area.
“We are pleased to extend his contract and I think he will be a talent going forward, where he will be able to continue his development working with the Under-21s.”
Kevin Thelwell, Head of Football Development and Recruitment, added: “We all recognise that Eusebio is an exciting talent and the new contract is good reward for the potential he has shown so far.
“He is developed into a really rounded personality as well, and this new deal means we can continue to work hard on his progress.
“We think he has the potential to go on and hopefully break into our first team.”