Wolverhampton Wanderers have finalized the acquisition of Enso Gonzalez from Club Libertad in Paraguay.
The 18-year-old has signed a five-year contract with Molineux, subject to a work visa, that will keep him at the club until 2028.
Gonzalez is the Wolves’ sixth acquisition of the summer, after Matheus Cunha, Boubacar Traore, Matt Doherty, and Tom King.
If he obtains a work permit in time, the teenage attacker might make his Premier League debut when Wolves face Crystal Palace on Sunday.
“This is a long-awaited transfer for us, and we’re delighted to have Enso join us,” Wolverhampton Wanderers sporting director Matt Hobbs told the club’s website.
“He’s an exciting, young player who will fit in well with our team and the DNA we’re attempting to create.”
We were looking for a front man who could play across the line and give us something different. As a result, we found Enso as our recruitment for the team.
“His creativity stood out, playing forward, being aggressive in possession, and doing his work out of possession.”
“However, what he does offensively was more important to me.”
“Most players, if you get the right people, do the other side of the work.”
“With Enso, I’m excited to see what he gives us going forward.”
Gonzalez, the club’s first Paraguayan player, can play on either wing or behind the striker. He enjoyed a breakout season with Club Libertad last season.