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A permanent deal to sign Willian Jose from Real Sociedad will set Wolverhampton Wanderers back around £18 million, according to the Express and Star.

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With Wolves sliding down the Premier League table during the continued absence of talismanic striker Raul Jimenez, the Black Country giants have understandably leapt at the chance to sign one of European football’s underrated strikers.

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Willian Jose is expected to arrive at Molineux next week, with his final outing for Real Sociedad coming in the upcoming La Liga clash with Real Betis on Saturday.

The 29-year-old Brazilian will join on an initial loan deal.

And, according to the Express and Star, Wolves will have the option (not the obligation) to sign Willian Jose on a full-time basis next summer – or send him back to San Sebastian should the one-time Real Madrid youngster fail to impress.

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A permanent deal will set Wolves back £18 million; a substantial fee for a striker who will be 30 this time next year.

Willian Jose has struggled for game-time this season due to the rapid rise of Alexander Isak at La Real but hit double figures in each of his last four La Liga campaigns.

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