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Wolves confirm loan signing of Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose

Ross Jackson
Jan 23, 2021, 9:30 AM GMT
Willian Jose has joined Wolves on loan
Willian Jose has joined Wolves on loan / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Wolves have confirm the arrival of Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose on loan until the end of the season, as they look to fill the void left by Raul Jimenez.

The Mexican frontman has been ruled out since his shuddering head clash with Arsenal's David Luiz at the Emirates Stadium in November, and Nuno Espiritio Santo's side have struggled to adapt to life without their talisman.

The Portuguese tactician has deployed a number of different systems in Jimenez's absence, while youngster Fabio Silva has also been tasked with leading the line.

The 18-year-old has shown glimpses of quality in recent months - including a superbly taken strike against Black Country rivals West Brom recently - however, just two goals in 17 appearances have seen Wolves delve into the transfer market in a bid to bolster their attacking options.

Wolves' interest in Willian Jose has been public knowledge for some time, and they've finally got their man, with the club taking to their official website to confirm the arrival of the Brazilian forward.

The 29-year-old has been handed the number 12 jersey and has signed a temporary deal at Molineux until the end of the season, however, Wolves do have the option to make the move permeant in the summer should they wish.

Willian Jose has arrived in the Premier League
Willian Jose has arrived in the Premier League / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Willian Jose has been an integral part of the Real Sociedad side since joining the La Liga outfit in 2016. He's scored 62 goals in 170 appearances for the club, but has managed just three league strikes this season following a disrupted campaign - partly due to him being sidelined after contracting coronavirus in September.

Despite Wolves confirming the Brazilian's arrival, they don't expect him to be available for selection for their Premier League trip to Chelsea on Wednesday, with international clearance and a work permit still to be confirmed.