Transfers: The wolves sign Raphael Nya from Paris Saint-Germain with a three-year contract


The teenager, who previously captained the PSG under 19, heads towards Molineux while Nuno Espirito Santo prepares his team for a European campaign

Wolverhampton Wanderers has secured the signing of defender Paris Saint-Germain Raphael Nya on a three-year contract for the Ligue 1 champions, confirmed the Premier League team.

The nineteen, who previously captained the French team's under 19 team, is headed to Molineux with a contract that keeps him with the Midlands club until the end of the 2021-22 season.

Objective previously reported the interest of Lupi manager Nuno Espirito Santo in Nya as a future long-term option for the right-back, with the teenager expecting to cut teeth on Rob Edwards' Under-23 side in the next season.

Nya was a regular PSG match in last season's UEFA Youth League, where he led his team to victories over Liverpool, Napoli and the Belgrade Red Star.

Speaking with the official website of Wolves, the director of the academy Scott Sellars spoke enthusiastically of the latest acquisition of the last part of the British flight, describing him as a "leader".

"He is a player we have been monitoring for a while," he said, "We are fortunate enough to look for something new and have been able to offer him a new challenge. The appeal to come to the Wolves and in England is huge.

"As a player, he is very suited to our style. He is an excellent midfielder in possession of the ball, he is a good reader of the game and anticipates well, so he has real potential. Like many boys, we will try it in different positions and see where it fits better to our system.

"From meeting him and watching him as he trains for the last two days, you can see that he is a leader and a communicator, it was really impressive."

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The wolves will face a short pre-season tour in China for the Premier League Asia trophy against Manchester City, Newcastle United and West Ham, while they will begin their Europa League campaign in late July.

They will face the Irish Crusaders or the Faroe Islands club B36 Torshavn in the second qualifying round as they return to Europe for the first time since 1980 and Sellars admits that the club's first smallest team will present opportunities for young people to shine .

"All the Under 23 boys hope to be involved," he added. "Nuno said he won't have a great team and this year is a program of extra games, so in terms of supporting the first team, hopefully many of the guys will have opportunities."