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12:00 10th June 2014

Club agree to sign exciting winger

Wolves have agreed a deal which will see highly sought after Dutch winger Rajiv van La Parra join the club ahead of next season.

The 23-year-old winger is out of contract with top-flight Dutch club Heerenveen at the end of this month and has opted to move to Molineux, on 1st July, amid interest from several different clubs.

Wolves have been monitoring his progress for the last 18 months, and have agreed a three-year contract which will see van La Parra join the club for the return to the Sky Bet Championship.

A skilful and pacy winger, van La Parra has been capped at various levels with Netherlands squads, all the way up to the Under-21s.

He started his career in the Academy at his home town club Feyenoord, but after impressing for the Netherlands in an Under-17 tournament in La Manga, was signed by Caen in the summer of 2008.

After three seasons with the French club, including contributing to a promotion to the top division, van La Parra moved to the Dutch top division and Heerenveen in the summer of 2011.

Last season, as Heerenveen finished fifth in the Dutch Eredivisie, van La Parra made 32 appearances, scoring five goals and chipping in with six assists.

In total, his three years with the club have brought him 86 appearances, and scored 14 goals.

A wideman who can operate on either flank, La Parra has completed a medical and will now return with the rest of Kenny Jackett’s squad for the start of pre-season.

"We have been watching Rajiv for some time and he is a very talented young player," said Head of Football Development and Recruitment Kevin Thelwell.

"He is tall, athletic and pacey, can play on either side and is tactically very bright. 

"We are delighted to have signed him and are all looking forward to what he will bring to the club."

Head Coach Kenny Jackett said:  "I am very pleased that a deal has been agreed for Rajiv van La Parra and look forward to him joining the club for pre-season.


"He is a talented winger who can play on either side and will be a good addition to that area of the squad.


"He is also an ambitious and driven character who is determined to make an impression in English football." 



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