Wolves are delighted to confirm that they have taken up the option to sign Tongo Doumbia from Rennes on a permanent basis.
The midfielder joined this summer initially on loan but has impressed in his first few months at Molineux and has now put pen to paper on a contract keeping him at Wolves until the summer of 2016.
Doumbia has made 18 appearances so far this season and notched his second goal of the campaign in Saturday’s dramatic 3-3 draw with Brighton.
“In the short time Tongo has been here we have already seen how quickly he has settled and what he can offer us,” said boss Ståle Solbakken.
“I am also confident that when he gets even more used to the country and to his team-mates then his game will grow even more and he will get better and better.
“I am delighted we have signed him permanently and I think he can be an important player for Wolves for the next few years.”
Doumbia’s grasp of English was limited when he arrived but he has been having weekly lessons and is improving all the time.
“I am enjoying my time at Wolves and have found it very easy to adapt to life here,” said Doumbia.
“Everyone has been very friendly to me and accepted me and I have settled well.
“I am looking forward to continuing to play for Wolves and continuing to improve.”
Wolves CEO Jez Moxey added: “We are very pleased to have exercised the option to make Tongo’s loan spell permanent.
“It is sometimes very difficult for players to adapt when coming to England from overseas but the early signs have been promising and the manager is confident Tongo is going to be an exciting player for Wolves in the years to come.”
Doumbia is now the second permanent signing to arrive from Rennes under Solbakken, following Razak Boukari who also arrived this summer.