Wolverhampton sign Sarabia after paying a transfer fee of five million euros to PSG | Sports

Just after coming out of the relegation places that it has occupied in 13 of the 19 days of the current Premier League, Wolverhampton has closed the signing of the Spanish footballer Pablo Sarabia, the third winter addition to Julen Lopetegui’s team after those of the French midfielder Mario Lemina, an old aspiration of the Basque coach when he was at Sevilla, and the Brazilian striker Matheus Cunha. The Spanish international arrives transferred by Paris Saint-Germain in exchange for five million euros, which is a third of what the French club receives for playing a friendly this Thursday in Saudi Arabia against a team between Al Nassr, a new team of Cristiano Ronaldo, and Al Hilal. In Messi, Neymar and Mbappé’s team he barely had minutes and had a contractual relationship until June 2024. With Wolverhampton he has closed an agreement for one more season.

Sarabia, 30, will be away from LaLiga for four years, where from the Real Madrid youth system he went to Getafe and Sevilla before leaving for PSG, which he loaned to Sporting de Portugal last season. The Lisbon experience, with 22 goals and 10 assists in 47 games, also made him a fixture of the Spanish team, in which he had already met Julen Lopetegui in the lower categories of La Roja. They also met briefly in the coach’s first pre-season in Seville, just when Sarabia was leaving for PSG for 20 million euros.

The Premier will be the fourth league for a footballer who comes to a team that has won two in four competition matches under Lopetegui, as many as before the change in the bench, but has trouble scoring goals: with just 12 They are by far the least successful team in the competition. Sarabia is not a nine, but his versatility in attack may be relevant in a team that had valued the return of Diogo Jota, the Portuguese he transferred to Liverpool two and a half years ago.

“Pablo is a very good player, but he wasn’t happy here and it doesn’t make sense to have disgruntled footballers on the squad,” Christophe Galtier, PSG’s coach, said last weekend. The movement was sung. The arrival of Sarabia to the Wolves, who this Tuesday will play the tiebreaker of their third round Cup match against Liverpool, opens a veil of mystery about the future of Gonçalo Guedes, for which last summer they closed a transfer for 30 million euros from Valencia. The Portuguese winger was one of those ruled out of Lopetegui’s squad last weekend against West Ham United.

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