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Wolves secure double swoop for international pair

Wolves have confimed the double signing of Icelandic Euro 2016 hero Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Benfica starlet Joao Teixeira.

Bodvarsson, a winger, has joined for an undisclosed fee from Bundesliga 2 side FC Kaiserslautern, signing a three-year deal after impressing at Euro 2016.

He started all five of Iceland’s games, including the famous win against England, and scored the opener in thier 2-1 victory over Austria.

After signing his contract, Bodvarsson said: “It’s a club with great ambition, a good history and fantastic facilities so, when that all fits in, then it’s an easy decision and I’m really, really happy.

“There’s been a lot of dialogue between Wolves and Kaiserslautern, so obviously it’s been a little chaotic, but the clubs have come to agreement and now I can’t wait to start.

“I grew up watching the Premier League and the Championship. English football is very popular in Iceland so it’s been a great ambition of mine to play in English football.”

22-year-old winger Teixeira has also joined, signing a season-long loan deal. He has spent most of his career in Benfica’s B team while also representing his country throughout the youth ranks, from under-17 to under-21 level.

His only appearance for Benfica’s first-team came in a 2014 Champions League tie against Bayer Leverkusen, but he did make five Premeira Liga appearances for Vitoria Guimaraes last term, scoring once.

Wolves’ head of Football Development and Recruitment, Kevin Thelwell said: “He’s a really exciting player. He’s a strong, highly technical young player.

“He’s played a lot at Benfica B and he’s also had loan experience with a professional team in Portugal’s first division.

“He’s a very bright boy, he’s enthusiastic and I’m really looking forward to seeing him perform.”

 

 

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