Wolves have confirmed the arrival of Real Sociedad forward Willian Jose on loan until the end of the season, as they look to fill the void left by Raul Jimenez.
The Mexican leader has been ruled out since his quivering-headed clash with Arsenal’s David Luiz at Emirates Stadium in November, and Nuno Espiritio Santo’s side have struggled to adjust to life without their talisman.
The Portuguese tactician deployed a number of different systems in Jimenez’s absence, while youngster Fabio Silva was also tasked with leading the line.
The 18-year-old has shown some quality glimpses in recent months – including a superbly taken strike against Black Country rival West Brom recently – however, just two goals in 17 appearances have seen Wolves plunge into the transfers in order to strengthen their attack options.
Wolves’ interest in Willian Jose has been common knowledge for some time now, and they finally have their man, with the club going to their official website to confirm the arrival of the Brazilian striker.
The 29-year-old was given jersey number 12 and signed a temporary deal at Molineux until the end of the season, however, Wolves have the option of making the move permanent in the summer if they wish.
Willian Jose has been an integral part of Real Sociedad since joining La Liga squad in 2016. He has scored 62 goals in 170 appearances for the club, but has managed just three strikes in the league this season after a campaign disrupted – partly because of him. sidelined after contracting coronavirus in September.
Although Wolves have confirmed the Brazilian’s arrival, they don’t expect him to be available for selection for their Premier League trip to Chelsea on Wednesday, with international clearance and a work permit yet to be confirmed .