Wolves have made Colombian Yerson Mosquera their first signing under their new Portuguese head coach Bruno Lage. He has signed on a five-year deal from Atletico Nacional subject to a medical and work permit. Mosquera has recently been added into the Colombian national team setup. Wolves did not disclose the transfer fee for Mosquera who made his professional debut in 2020.
“He’s certainly a player with a high ceiling, someone who is highly regarded in Colombia and we believe the attributes he has will fit very well into the Premier League and into our squad,” Wolves technical director Scott Sellars said after the signing of Yerson Mosquera.
“Before Brexit, we couldn’t go into South America unless it was to buy very established players,” he added. “We would’ve had to wait for a player to spend time developing at another club, and for their value to go up substantially before we could bring them in.”
New manager Lage who took over from his countryman Nuno Espirito Santo at the end of last season was said to have a big part to play in the signing. Last season was his first season for Atletico Nacional where he helped them to the top of the standings. He also played a major part in the club’s Copa Libertadores campaign. Mosquera will join the squad and their new manager next month. The signing was made in lieu of the new government rules which allow the club to access young talent outside the EU.