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Wolves Complete Signing Of Talented Dutch Goalkeeper

Molineux club make second signing of the week.

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Wolves have clinched the signing of goalkeeper Dorus de Vries on a free from Swansea City.

The 30-year-old will replace veteran Marcus Hahnemann, who was released by the club at the end of last season.

De Vries is Wolves boss Mick McCarthy’s second signing in 24 hours after buying midfielder Jamie O’Hara from Tottenham Hotspur in a £5million deal.

The Dutchman will now compete for a place in the side with Wayne Hennessey after signing a three-year contract with the Midlands club.

He helped his former club Swansea into the Premier League but is now looking forward to a new challenge.

“I’m really pleased and positive about the move,” he said. “As soon as I got the call from Wolves I had a really good vibe about it and a positive feeling.

“I thought this would be the fresh step I need in terms of progressing.

“That’s all I look for as a player – to progress every year on and off the pitch both as a goalkeeper and as a person.

“This is a totally different challenge for me.”

“At Swansea I have been number one for a few years now having had four great seasons and seeing the club go from League One up to the Premier League.

“We got promoted through the play-offs at Wembley which was a great experience but this is the next step for me.

“Wolves are a club with all the fundamentals in place to grow and expectations are higher than at Swansea at this moment in time.

“It was a difficult decision for me to leave Swansea and did cause a few sleepness nights,” he added.

“I had a great time at Swansea and a great relationship with all the guys there who I have worked with for the last four years.

“But sometimes as a professional player you have to get out of your comfort zone a little bit to be able to find your true potential.

“This is the big step for me and I am really looking forward to it.”

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