At the start of the week, Wolverhampton Wanderers made a surprising move by beating Chelsea in the race for Sport Recife youngster Pedro Lima.

Even though most reports said the player was about to join the Blues, Wolves appeared to show up all of a sudden and reached an agreement with the Brazilian club.

As Globo Esporte today shares a story on Lima’s move to the Premier League, they managed to speak to his agent about how the negotiations happened.

Representative Renato Guimarães ended up revealing that Wolves had been chasing the player for a while, so their bid wasn’t really a surprise to those involved.

“Wolverhampton have been following Pedro Lima since the U-17 World Cup. They also came to watch the live match against Coritiba and met up with us in Recife a day or two later.”

The agent also shared the reasons why Chelsea ended up losing the battle.

“The purchase, in this case, was not for Pedro Lima to go directly to Chelsea, but to Strasbourg. But we didn’t like the triggers.”

According to Globo Esporte, the City Group offered €6.7m for the transfer. Chelsea’s bid, labelled as from the BlueCo, was worth €7.5m, including €3m in performance bonuses regarding him going to the national team and getting Strasbourg into European competitions. Sport Recife didn’t like any of them.

Wolves, then, matched the requested price, which was  €10m, with no add-ons. With the fullback willing to be in the Premier League, he accepted the move to Molineux.