It is lonely at the bottom, and Wolves are finding out how dreary it could be. Wolverhampton Wanderers sit bottom of the Premier League and are at risk of dropping to the Championship. To remedy the situation, Wolves had to let Bruno Lage go and signed Julen Lopetegui as his replacement.
The arrival of Lopetegui seems to have inspired new hope in the side as they look to begin their survival race. Lopetegui has identified a lack of goals as one of the problems on the side and wants to beef up his attack. He does not think Diego Costa will adequately fix the problems and has signed another striker.
The former Sevilla manager has looked to Spain to sign a striker. Wolves have negotiated with Atletico Madrid for the signing of a new striker. Matheus Cunha will join Wolverhampton Wanderers on the first day of 2023 on loan till the end of the season.
Matheus Cunha becomes the first signing of the Lopetegui era
It’s time for Wolves to redeem themselves, and they have little time to rectify the anomalies in the team. The Premier League is in its second part, and the search for points will become more vital. Wolves need to start racking up the points else they will drop down to the Championship.
The Molineux side has moved quickly to bolster its attack with the signing of Matheus Cunha. The Brazilian striker will join Wolves on a loan deal on January 1. The loan is subject to a work permit. The details of the loan suggest that should some clauses be triggered, Cunha will automatically have his deal become permanent till 2027.
Wolves react to the deal
Wolves have already confirmed the imminent arrival of Cunha to the Molineux. The club made a statement on their official website. They stated that Matheus Cunha would become Julen Lopetegui’s first signing as Wolves head coach. They also confirmed that he would be joining on loan from January 1 but is still subject to a work permit.
The Atletico Madrid striker flew to the UK and completed his medical earlier in the week. He finalised the loan move, which will become a permanent deal till 2027 under certain conditions.
Before joining Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2021, Cunha turned out for Sion, RB Leipzig and Hertha Berlin. The Brazilian striker scored seven goals in all competitions last season but has found playing time a luxury this term.
Cunha was part of the Brazil squad that won gold at the delayed Tokyo Olympics last summer. However, despite eight senior caps, he missed the World Cup in Qatar.