Tim Spiers has been speaking on the latest edition of The Athletic’s The Molineux View podcast about all things relating to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
One of the topics that he spent a bit of time on was Nelson Semedo and his form and also how much he will cost Wolves in the end.
The Portuguese right-back signed from Barcelona in the last summer transfer window has had an inconsistent start to life at Molineux with some good performances mixed in with some terrible ones.
So, he is showing signs of improvement, and Spiers revealed that though he could end up costing the Old Gold £37m, that is unlikely to be the case.
He said: (26:28) “What I was told was it won’t reach £37m because I think one of these stipulations for the add-ons was winning a European competition.
“So, that’s extremely unlikely to happen, so it’s £27m, I was told quickly rising to £29m, which I think is based on a small number of appearances but then quite a few further add-ons after that.
“It’s very unlikely to reach £37m, but certainly £29/30m is what they have paid for him”
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TIF Thoughts on Semedo’s fee…
If what Spiers says is correct, then the 27-year-old could still end up costing Wolves a fair amount of money, and they have already paid £27m for him, so though it is unlikely to reach that £37m mark, Wolves have still spent a fair bit of money on Semedo.
The former Barcelona man has played football at the highest level and has European experience, so if he continues his adaptation to the Premier League, then you would think that he could turn out to be a good player for Wolves.