Rodrigo Gomes | ‘It’s like a dream come true’

After putting pen to paper on a five-year deal at Molineux, Wolves’ latest summer signing, Rodrigo Gomes, is excited to get up to speed with his new side as he looks forward to pre-season.

The versatile 20-year-old, who can play in several positions down the right side of the pitch, is the latest addition to Gary O’Neil’s squad, and the latest in a long line of Portuguese to make the Black Country their home.

Following in the footsteps of fellow winger Pedro Neto, who made the switch from Braga to Wolves five years ago, Gomes is determined to show his new supporters exactly what he can do in gold and black.

On signing for Wolves

“It’s like a dream come true. To play in the Premier League, for me, it’s the best league in the world and it’s really a pleasure to be here, and I’m thankful to Wolves for this opportunity.

“The Premier League, for me, is the best league in the world and of course it’s going to be a challenge, but it’s also a dream.

“I’m very excited to play here and do my best.”

On joining Gary O’Neil’s squad

“I think Wolves is a very good team and the staff and the gaffer wants me a lot and, for me, it’s good to feel that the staff want me. That’s a really good sign.

“I had the best season in my life in Estoril and I’m going to work hard every day to try and surpass that.”

On moving to Wolves ahead of pre-season

“It’s been good for me [to sign early in the summer] because I can get settled in here within the culture of the city and the weather too.

“Now I will go back to Braga to spend time with my family and then I will come back here to prepare myself and start the pre-season well.”

On being a versatile hard worker

“I think in modern football that it’s a really good thing to be able to play in more than one position, and that’s going to help me.

“It’s definitely my style [to be hard working]. I work hard every day. I’m determined and focused.”

On following in Neto’s footsteps

“Since Pedro left Braga, he’s become like a model to follow in the Braga academy because the young players look at him like, ‘One day I want to be like him’. Of course, he is a good player and he inspires me.

“Wolves have a lot of Portuguese players and it makes me more comfortable. I’m very excited to help this team and I will do everything to help Wolverhampton.”