Wolves' most expensive signings - How Premier League side spent over £620 million on incoming transfers

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Wolves most expensive signings
Exactly how much money have Wolves spent on new players in this millennium?

Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers, nicknamed Wolves, have been shrewd with their transfer business since being promoted in 2016.

The three-time English champions have made some incredible signings over the years, beating some top clubs in order to land their transfer targets.

Talk about Matheus Nunes, or Goncalo Guedes, even Nelson Semedo, all three of these players were linked to some big clubs in Europe before Wolves managed to sign them.

But, who are Wolves' most expensive transfers since the turn of the millennium?

Let's take a look!

Wolves most expensive transfers by season






Matheus Nunes




Rayan Ait-Nouri




Fabio Silva




Raul Jimenez




Jonny Otto




Ruben Neves




Helder Costa




Joe Mason




Benik Afobe




Kevin McDonald




Bakary Sako




Roger Johnson




Steven Fletcher




Kevin Doyle




Christophe Berra




Sylvan Ebanks-Blake




Andy Keogh




Tomasz Frankowski




Seyi Olofinjana




Carl Cort








Kenny Miller




Cedric Roussel





*All stats via Transfermarkt

Wolves top 10 most expensive player signings

  1. Patrick Cutrone | £16.20 million | Milan | 2019
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    #10 Patrick Cutrone | £16.20 million | Milan | 2019

    After a two-season spell at AC Milan in which he scored 13 goals in 63 appearances, Wolves signed Patrick Cutrone in the summer of 2019.

    The striker arrived for £16.20 million on a four-year contract, but could only survive five months at Wolves as he joined Fiorentina on an 18-month loan with an option to buy in January 2020.

    Cutrone then moved to Valencia and Empoli on loan until the summer of 2022 before his hometown club Como signed him in Serie B on a three-year deal.

  2. Daniel Podence | £17.64 million | Olympiacos | 2019

    #9 Daniel Podence | £17.64 million | Olympiacos | 2019

    After establishing in his youth career at Sporting Lisbon before making it to their first team, Daniel Podence moved to Olympiacos in 2018 for £6.30 million.

    The Portuguese winger featured for two seasons in Greece, making 42 appearances, scoring eight goals before Wolves came calling.

    Podence signed for the Premier League side for £17.64m in a January move in 2020.

  3. Adama Traore | £18 million | Middlesbrough | 2018
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    #8 Adama Traore | £18 million | Middlesbrough | 2018

    After starting his career with Barcelona's youth team, Adama Traore arrived in England with Aston Villa for £9 million in the summer of 2015.

    After just one season, Middlesbrough came calling, signing the Spaniard for £7.43m.

    In over two years at Middlesbrough, Traore made 61 appearances, scoring five goals before signing for Wolves in the summer of 2018 for £18m.

    The winger was excellent for Wolves and Barcelona returned for him in January 2022, signing him on a loan before sending him back to The Wanderers in June 2022.

  4. Jonny Otto | £18.90 million | Atletico Madrid | 2018
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    #7 Jonny Otto | £18.90 million | Atletico Madrid | 2018

    Spanish full-back Jonny signed for Wolves from Atletico Madrid on an initial loan in the summer of 2021 before signing permanently for the Premier League club for £18.90 million on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

    Injuries got the better of him in his initial time at the club, but he overcame those issues and in March 2022, Jonny reached 100 competitive appearances for Wolves.

  5. Nathan Collins | £21.87 million | Burnley | 2022
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    #6 Nathan Collins | £21.87 million | Burnley | 2022

    After graduating from Stoke City's academy and making 39 senior appearances for them, Nathan Collins moved to Burnley in 2021 for £12.6 million.

    The Irish centre-back featured for just one season at Turf Moor, making 19 appearances, scoring two goals. Burnley were relegated from the Premier League in the 2021-22 season.

    In July 2022, Wolves saw an opportunity and signed Collins for £21.87m.

  6. Nelson Semedo | £28.80 million | Barcelona | 2020
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    #5 Nelson Semedo | £28.80 million | Barcelona | 2020

    After making his debut for Benfica's first team in July 2015 before going on to make 43 appearances for them in a two-year spell.

    In the summer of 2017, Barcelona came calling, signing the talented right-back for £32.13 million on a five-year deal.

    After winning two La Liga titles, one Spanish Cup and two Spanish Super Cups with Barcelona, Semedo moved to Wolves for £28.80m in the summer of 2020.

  7. Goncalo Guedes | £29.34 million | Valencia | 2022
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    #4 Goncalo Guedes | £29.34 million | Valencia | 2022

    After spending his youth career at the Benfica academy, Portuguese winger Goncalo Guedes joined their senior team, making 77 appearances for them over three years, scoring 16 goals.

    PSG came calling in January 2017, signing him for £27 million.

    However, after just eight months at the club, he joined Valencia on loan in the summer of 2017.

    The following summer, he was sold to Valencia for a £36m fee.

    Between 2018 to 2022, Guedes made 113 appearances for Valencia, scoring 23 goals before Wolves signed him for £29.34m in the summer of 2022.

  8. Raul Jimenez | £34.20 million | Benfica | 2019

    #3 Raul Jimenez | £34.20 million | Benfica | 2019

    Mexican striker Raul Jimenez signed for Benfica for a £19.80 million fee in August 2015 after just one season with Atletico Madrid.

    This happened when he failed to show up for his medical with West Ham as reports claimed he had missed his flight to London after he had overslept.

    However, Jimenez arrived in Portugal, going on to play four years for them, scoring 18 goals in 80 games before joining Wolves on an initial loan in the 2018-19 season followed by a permanent move in the summer of 2019 for £34.20m.

  9. Fabio Silva | £36 million | Porto | 2020

    #2 Fabio Silva | £36 million | Porto | 2020

    In September 2020, Wolves went ahead and broke their transfer record at that time by signing an 18-year-old unknown striker, Fabio Silva, from Porto for £36 million.

    The Portuguese forward came with high expectations with Wolves playing a gamble on him, offering him a five-year deal.

    However, after making 54 appearances and scoring just four goals in two years, Silva was shipped to Anderlecht to gain more experience on loan in the summer of 2022.

  10. Matheus Nunes | £40.50 million | Sporting CP | 2022
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    #1 Matheus Nunes | £40.50 million | Sporting CP | 2022

    After establishing himself at Sporting CP with 76 appearances and seven goals between 2019 and 2022, Portuguese attacking midfielder Matheus Nunes made the move to Wolves.

    The Premier League club parted ways with a club record £40.50 million fee, making Nunes the most expensive footballer in their history.

    The 24-year-old made his debut against Tottenham in a 1-0 defeat for Wolves in the Premier League.