Leo Bonatini and Ruben Vinagre make permanent Wolves moves

Wolves have signed Leo Bonatini and Ruben Vinagre on permanent deals after exercising options in their loan contracts.

Bonatini was the club’s second highest goalscorer last season at Molineux and joins the Premier League side on a four-year deal from Saudi Professional League side Al-Hilal for an undisclosed fee, while Vinagre has joined on a five-year contract from Monaco.

Both arrived at Wolves last summer and helped Nuno Espirito Santo’s side secure promotion, in his first season in charge, back to the top-flight after a six-year absence following their title-winning Sky Bet Championship campaign.

“We are delighted to secure the services of two players we rate very highly, and we believe can play a huge part in our plans for our first season back in the Premier League and beyond,” said Wolves sporting director Kevin Thelwell.

“Both players have been part of this group for a season, and that means they can hit the ground running and won’t need any additional time to adjust to Nuno and his coaching staff’s high standards of preparation and training.

“Leo Bonatini was unstoppable for a long stretch last season – his goals played a huge part in our promotion – and we have no doubt he can reproduce that kind of goalscoring form in the Premier League.

“Ruben Vinagre is a hugely exciting prospect, and we are really looking forward to him developing further under Nuno’s tutelage.”

Bonatini scored 12 goals in 43 Championship appearances, with the 24-year-old picking up the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month award in October during an impressive spell of early season form.

Vinagre, 19, a former youth player at Sporting Lisbon, scored once last term and made 13 appearances in all competitions.

Both players will link up with the squad on Monday before the club travels to Switzerland for a pre-season training camp the following week.

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