With 10 goals in the Championship this season, seven of them in the last six matches, Léo Bonatini is proving a great addition for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Signed from Al Hilal on a loan deal with an option to buy, it doesn’t seem the Brazilian will raise many doubts for the Wolves’ board when the time to sign him permanently comes.
It helps that besides scoring goals, Bonatini is pretty happy at the club, confirming it again this week, whilst speaking to ESPN Brasil.
“As a striker I hope to score goals and be able to help my team,” Bonatini told ESPN. “I’m glad this is all happening. We are in first place and we have a solid and close group. The moments that we live on the pitch show it’s worth the daily sacrifice.
“The Championship is a very good level, it’s a very fast league. Despite being the second division of England, the structure and technical level are the same as Serie A (Brazilian first division). I’m very happy to be here and I’m having a good time at the club and I want to stay. I feel good in the country and at the club.”
The chance to sign for Wolves showed up during preseason with Al Hilal. Bonatini claimed he didn’t have many doubts, and was quick to leave a good impression at the Championship side.
“I became interested and I thought it was a good opportunity in my career. I tried to work hard because if I stayed or left I wanted to be fit to play.
“After four days I got to Wolverhampton and I was a starter. We beat Middlesbrough 1-0 with a goal of mine.
“The adaptation to the country has been very good. My teammates helped me a lot in this process. Everything is the fruit of work. When we want something and run after it, it happens. I was prepared for this.”
As revealed by Sport Witness in August, Bonatini can be signed for a €5m fee, even cheaper than previously reported by the local papers.