Pele snubbing Wolves is Santo's biggest stroke of luck this season

AS Monaco's Portuguese midfielder Pele poses with his jersey  during a presentation of the club's new players on August 20, 2018, at the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco. (Photo by VALERY HACHE

Midfielder Pele was linked with Wolves move.

AS Monaco's Portuguese midfielder Pele poses with his jersey  during a presentation of the club's new players on August 20, 2018, at the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco. (Photo by VALERY HACHE

Wolves appear to have had a fortunate escape this summer with midfielder Pele choosing to sign with Monaco.

The benefits have come in two different ways.

Pele was tipped early to become Wolves first summer signing, after The Mail reported the club scouted the £9 million rated midfielder.

 

This appeared likely, before his plans seemed to change. He joined Monaco instead.

Pele's Monaco move benefitted Wolves almost instantly as the Ligue 1 side allowed Joao Moutinho to move to Molineux.

Joao Moutinho of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates with teammate Diogo Jota after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton...

Wolves boss Nuno Santo clearly got the superior player, and Pele's Monaco stint shows.

This season he has played just one Ligue 1 game, a 2-0 defeat.

At 27-years-old, he is no youngster who Monaco were hoping to ease in. His start has been disappointing.

Wolves can consider themselves doubly fortunate that he joined Monaco instead.

Sporting's forward Daniel Podence (R) vies with Rio Ave's Guinean defender Pele during the Portuguese league football match Rio Ave FC vs Sporting CP at the Rio Ave FC - Dos Arcos stadium...

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