Matheus Cunha Atletico Madrid 2021-22Getty

Wolves agree loan deal for Atletico Madrid's Cunha with €40m obligation to buy

  • Cunha leaves Atletico
  • Joins Wolves on loan
  • Deal includes obligation to buy

WHAT HAPPENED? Wolves have agreed a deal to sign Cunha on loan from Atletico for the rest of the 2022-23 Premier League season, GOAL understands. The 23-year-old has accepted personal terms on the deal, which also includes an obligation for Wolves to buy the Brazilian outright for €40 million (£34m). Wolves have beaten off competition from local rivals Aston Villa to land Cunha.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Atletico signed Cunha for €30m in 2021 but the forward has struggled to make an impact in the Spanish capital and is not in manager Diego Simeone's plans for the future. He has made 17 appearances for Atletico this season but is still waiting for his first goal.


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WHAT NEXT FOR WOLVES? Lopetegui's side are back in Premier League action on Boxing Day against Everton.