We thought it would take more time for this story to be out, but maybe the Portuguese migration to Wolverhampton is happening quicker than we realise.
In an article published by A Bola this week, they show that the Premier League side have as many Portuguese players as the three local giants Benfica, Porto and Sporting.
With João Mourinho’s arrival, Wolves now have eight Portuguese players in the squad. The others are Rui Patrício, Ruben Vinagre, Ruben Neves, Pedro Gonçalves, Ivan Cavaleiro, Helder Costa and Diogo Jota.
A Bola actually claims it’s nine, but they did the maths wrong, and that’s why they say Wolves have more than the Portuguese clubs.
Anyway, Benfica, Porto and Sporting have eight Portuguese players in each squad, and it’s very likely this number will decrease, since some departures are still expected.
Other Liga NOS sides such as Marítimo and Feireinse have only seven Portuguese players in the squad, while Nacional only have eight as well.
Besides all the Portuguese, Wolverhampton also have the likes of Leo Bonatini and Willy Boly, who have previously played in the country.