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Wolves sign left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri on permanent deal after successful loan

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton and Hove Albion – Premier League – Molineux Stadium
(Image credit: Tim Keeton)

Wolves have signed left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri on a permanent deal from Angers, the Premier League club have announced.

The Frenchman has signed a five-year contract to return to Molineux after a successful loan last season.

The 20-year-old, who made 24 appearances under former boss Nuno Espirito Santo last term, becomes new manager Bruno Lage’s third signing after the arrivals of Yerson Mosquera and Francisco Trincao.

Wolves Technical director Scott Sellars told the club’s website: “We think Rayan is a great signing for the football club.

“He proved last season that he’s a very talented player with lots of potential. I thought he did well and kicked on towards the end of the season.

“He’s a player who is only going to get better. He’s a good boy who works hard and (has) settled in well here.”

Fellow defender Ruben Vinagre, meanwhile, has joined Sporting Lisbon on a season-long loan.

It is the 22-year-old Portuguese’s third loan spell away from Wolves in quick succession after stints with Olympiacos and Famalicao last season.

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