Wolves have cast their recruitment net into Europe to add three players to the Development Squad.
Romanian Under-20 international attacking midfielder Carlo Erdie, Guinea-Bissau born Portuguese winger Eusebio and Spanish central midfielder Albert Torras have all put pen to paper to move to Molineux.
Erdie has joined from Olimpia Satu Mare, Eusebio from Benfica and Torras from Barcelona.
Eusebio comes in as an Under-19 with the other two at Under-18 level, all three training with the Under-21s and Development Coach Steve Weaver.
“We have wanted to strengthen both the Under-18 and Under-21 groups and are delighted to have added these three young players to the ranks,” said Head of Football Development and Recruitment Kevin Thelwell.
“Everyone else in the Under-21 league has been adding players and it is going to be as strong as ever so Stuart Webber (Head of Recruitment) and Chris Badlan (Technical Recruitment Officer) have been working hard to identify players of good quality.
“All three operate in different positions and have got real potential to develop further.
“We are always going to maintain a really strong local focus at development level but we also have to make sure we are looking in other areas.
“Football is a global game these days and if you find a player that can add value to the football club and improve what we have at the moment then it is important that we do it.”
Webber added: “From our point of view we have come back in the summer and seen a lot of the Under-21 players move up to the first team set-up.
“That is fantastic but those players need to be replaced as we are operating in the Premier League at Under-21 level which is a big challenge.
“I think we have added real quality to the group with different types of players and I think it outlines how we as a department are trying to work.
“Whilst retaining as strong a local and national recruitment network as before, myself and Chris are spending a lot of time abroad and are utilising all the contacts we have to bring everything together as part of a strategy that embraces both the first team and more junior recruitment.”
All three players were able to benefit from a short trial period to assess whether they would settle before putting pen to paper.
“Spending some time here before signing and working with the coaches such as Steve Weaver and Micky Halsall has made a real difference,” added Webber.
“For these lads to leave their homes and come to play for Wolves is a testament to the staff here and the way they have been welcomed.
“Everyone has been involved from the staff at the training ground to them being able to meet the Chairman and Chief Executive at last week’s Under-21 game – the lads feel a part of it all and that will stand us in good stead going forward.”
Weaver will now work to develop the players further as they join the Under-21 ranks.
“Carlo and Albert also still qualify at Under-18 level so may play the odd game for the 18s if we haven’t got a game but all three players will join the Development group,” said Weaver.
“I think this is the start of a rebuilding for my group with so many of them having now moved up to senior level.
“We are really building for maybe 12 to 18 months’ time and so while it would be great if they come in and really hit the ground running we are thinking more long-term.
“I think it’s a good step for the club to bring in players of this nature and we will be assessing them over a long period now they are working with us.”