Fri. Jun 25th, 2021

Wolves have announced the signing of Rayan Ait-Nouri from Angers on loan with an option to buy.

The French youth international defender will spend the 2020-21 season at Molineux after agreeing to join on loan.

The 19-year-old left-back had been mentioned as a potential target for Manchester United back in August, but Wolves have won the race for his signature.

Ait-Nouri is a client of Jorge Mendes, who has helped Wolves sign a number of big name players in recent years.

Upon the announcement of the move, Ait-Nouri revealed how excited he was to seal the first transfer of his professional career.

“I’d just like to say how immensely proud and happy I am right now, and I’m thrilled to be joining this club,” he told Wolves’ website.

“I’m here to try and show everyone here exactly what I’m capable of, the manager, my teammates and the supporters. I hope I can have a great season here.

“I’m really excited to be setting out on this new adventure with Wolverhampton.

Ait-Nouri always wanted Wolves

“It’s a massive club, a big club and I always had it very clear in my mind that I wanted to come to Wolves and so I’m very happy.

“I’ll be aiming to settle into the club as quickly as I can, and with the help of my teammates, get in the best shape I can, and to try and play as many games as I can in the Premier League, because it’s a league you dream about playing in.

“I can’t wait to get started working and training with my new coach; I’ve been able to have a chat with him a bit. He’s shown he has confidence in me, and he is a very endearing character.

“I get the impression that he believes in me so it’s now down to me to repay all that trust he has shown in me.”


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