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Wolves extend Nelson Semedo’s contract by two years

Wolverhampton Wanderers have triggered an extension clause in the contract of Nelson Semedo to keep him at the club for two more years.

The 29-year-old joined the club in 2020 after leaving Barcelona for €30 million. He signed an initial three-year deal with the option of another two.

Semedo has since established himself in England, making over 100 appearances for Wolves.

The right-back has shown his versatility, deputising on the opposite side when the team needed him.

Sporting director Matt Hobbs said (via Wolves’ official website): “We’re really happy for Nelson to remain as part of the pack for another two years.

“He’s always been an excellent player, but he has really picked up his form since Julen [Lopetegui] has come in.

“He’s a player who the manager really trusts, so he’s a very important player on the pitch for us, and as a person, his personality and his work ethic also make him a very important part of the squad off the pitch.

“We’re pleased to have got to the point where we can extend Nelson’s contract and look forward to seeing what he will deliver for the team as he thrives once more under Julen next season.”

Hobbs explained why they waited until the final minute to extend Semedo’s contract. Many people expected the Portugal international to leave the club for free this summer.

Wolves had to ensure their stay in the Premier League before offering contract extensions. They started talks as soon as they were mathematically safe.

Manager Julen Lopetegui described Semedo as an important player. He has been a regular for the Spaniard, who lauded his improvement in defending.

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