Daniel Podence will get the chance to live a childhood dream by playing in the Premier League after signing for Wolves until the summer of 2024.
The Portuguese winger will be reunited with several of his international and former club team-mates in making the move to Wolverhampton and the 24-year-old is eager to show his new supporters just what they will be getting when he steps onto the Molineux pitch for the first time.
On what Wolves fans can expect
“First of all, thank you for the several support messages I’ve been getting. I can describe myself as a fast, virtuoso and objective player.
“My individual goals are to play as much as possible, help the team with goals and assists and collectively, I’d like to qualify for the Champions League. That is a goal that’s within our reach, and I hope we can have a better season than last year.”
On joining Wolves
“I’m very excited. It was always a childhood dream of mine to play in the Premier League and I look at this achievement as a dream come true.
“Wolves are a team with a big project, with ambitious goals to look forward to, where I’ll get to meet former teammates with whom I had the pleasure to play with in the past and I hope to be very successful here.”
On reuniting with former team-mates
“That was one of reasons I chose Wolverhampton. Of course, I spoke with Rui [Patricio], but I also know Ruben [Neves], [Diogo] Jota and [Joao] Moutinho very well.
“I think that’s going to be a big help for me to adapt to English football, which is challenging and it’s really good to have well known faces around.”
On working with a Portuguese manager in Nuno
“It’s my first experience with this manager, but obviously, being Portuguese, with him knowing me and me knowing his work, that obviously weighed in me making this decision.”
On his knowledge of Wolves
“The club’s evolution over the last years has been evident to people all over the world, and Wolves has been experiencing a visible growth.
“The first few times I heard about Wolverhampton was from the time Silas was playing here, around the 2000’s I think, but now there’s not even a comparison to be made, it’s a much bigger club with very big aspirations.”
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