Wolverhampton Wanderers FC have signed the Portuguese international Silas from Portuguese club UD Leiria.
The midfield player has signed a four-year deal and has cost the English Premiership newcomers an initial €1.4m - which could ultimately rise to €2.1m. "He could certainly have a key role to play for us," said Wolves manager Dave Jones. "The important thing now is that he gets his wife over here and gets settled."
The 25-year-old is Wolves' third summer signing following the arrival of Ukrainian defender Oleg Luzhny (subject to a work permit) and Nigerian defender Isaac Okoronkwo. Silas has won three caps for UEFA EURO 2004™ hosts Portugal since making his international debut in April 2003 against F.Y.R. Macedonia. He scored eight league goals last season for Leiria, who finished fifth in the Portuguese Super Liga.
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