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Jones hails Silas signing

Published: Wednesday 9 July 2003, 12.13CET
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC manager Dave Jones has announced the arrival of Portugal midfielder Silas.

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Published: Wednesday 9 July 2003, 12.13CET

Jones hails Silas signing

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC manager Dave Jones has announced the arrival of Portugal midfielder Silas.

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC have signed the Portuguese international Silas from Portuguese club UD Leiria.

Four-year contract
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."

Third signing
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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