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Wolves sign left back Marcal from Lyon on two-year deal

FOOTBALL By Reuters | September 7th 2020
Ligue 1 - Olympique Lyonnais v AS Saint-Etienne - Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France - March 1, 2020 Olympique Lyonnais' Marcal during the warm up before the match [REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol]

Wolverhampton Wanderers completed a second signing in as many days when they secured the services of Brazilian left-back Marcal from Olympique Lyonnais on a two-year deal, the Premier League club announced on Sunday.

Wolves did not disclose the fee paid for the defender but British media reported the English club paid around two million euros ($2.37 million) for the 31-year-old.

Marcal’s signing follows the capture of Portuguese teenager Fabio Silva from Porto on Saturday for a club-record fee that was reported to be around 35 million pounds ($46.50 million).

Marcal helped Lyon reach the Champions League semi-final last season and made 26 appearances in all competitions and he is Wolves’ third recruit in the offseason after goalkeeper Matija Sarkic was signed from Aston Villa on a free transfer.

Wolves, who finished seventh last season, begin the new league campaign on Sept. 14 at Sheffield United.

Leicester City's English midfielder James Maddison (R) has an unsuccessful shot under pressure from Wolverhampton Wanderers' Belgian midfielder Leander Dendoncker (L) during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on August 11, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)


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