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Nouha Is Back!

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13:12 13th January 2014

Wolves pleased to land Wigan striker

Wolves are pleased to confirm the permanent arrival of Wigan frontman Nouha Dicko.

The French-born 21-year-old moves to Molineux for an undisclosed fee and, after completing a medical this morning, has signed a two-and-a-half year contract.

Dicko of course is no stranger to Wolves, having spent the last six weeks of last season on loan with the club, where he scored one goal in four appearances.

During that spell he was generally used as a winger, but it was on loan with Wolves’ Sky Bet League One rivals Rotherham that he shot to prominence recently, scoring six goals in six games including a brace against Wolves in December's 3-3 draw at the New York Stadium.

Dicko has found options limited at Wigan, making nine appearances for the team who have mostly been in the Barclays Premier League during his two-and-a-half years at the club.

But he built up plenty of experience of English football during two separate loans with Blackpool, scoring nine goals in 37 outings.

“We know all about Nouha from his loan spell with us at the end of last season,” said Wolves Head of Development and Recruitment Kevin Thelwell.

“Having since gone on to enjoy a successful loan with Rotherham, we are confident that he will be come in here and do very well for us.

“We also believe that with his talent, he has the potential to succeed not just in this division but a higher level which is where the club is aiming to go.”

Head Coach Kenny Jackett was delighted to have added Dicko to the squad.

“I am very pleased that we have signed Nouha,” said Jackett.

“He brings pace to our front line which we haven’t really had, as well as a good goalscoring record.

“He has played against my teams before both when at Blackpool and obviously for Rotherham this year against Wolves.

“He is a player I have seen a lot of and I think he has the qualities that will bring a good complement to the squad.”

Dicko is the third permanent arrival for Wolves of the January transfer window after James Henry and Michael Jacobs both signed on the dotted line after successful loan spells.

He is due to train with his new team-mates for the first time tomorrow.

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