It’s A Dream To Play In England

Wolves’ latest signing Roderick Miranda says it has always been a dream of his to play football in England.

Miranda signs for Wolves on a four-year-deal following signing for an undisclosed fee from Portuguese Premeira Liga side Rio Ave.

The 26-year-old central defender believes that his ambitions match those of the club.

He said: “I’m very happy to have joined Wolves, it’s a dream to come and play for a club in England- I’m very happy and I want to help the team to achieve it’s goals.

“It was an easy decision to sign for Wolves - it’s a big club in the Championship, it’s a club with big ambitions and I’m a player with big ambitions so it was an easy decision.

“Some people told me that Wolves have a big complex, I have been very impressed from the minute I arrived - I didn't expect to see what I saw.

“I’m very glad and I’m very excited to get started and I’m very happy to be here.

“This is perhaps one of the best leagues in the world so to be a part of this league is a dream - I want to help Wolves to be as high as possible.

“I’m aware that the Championship is one of the most difficult divisions but it’s very good to be here, it’s very good to play in the Championship and to play with other great players.

“I’m a player that likes to play, I’m not the normal defender that only defends - I like to help the midfielders and the strikers to score and I think I will help the team with that.

“With the team, I want to achieve the goals of the team - perhaps to go to the Premier League, to finish as high as possible in the Championship and to win as many games as possible.

“Individually, I want to continue to grow up like I have been doing and I want to improve myself, that’s most important.”

Miranda played under Nuno Espirito Santo during his time at Rio Ave, as well as being familiar with a number of the current Wolves squad.

He admits that being familiar with the Head coach will make settling in somewhat easier.

“Of course it’s easier coming to a new club when you know the coach but the important thing for me was the interest that the club showed in me signing,” he continued.

“I’m very happy to be here, I’m very happy to work with Nuno again and I’m sure Nuno will bring a lot of joy to Wolves fans.

“I’m familiar with Silvio (Pereira), Helder Costa and Ivan Cavaleiro - that will make it easier for me to fit in perhaps, but I hope to join with everybody, to speak to everybody, to understand the English culture and to improve my English as well.

“I spoke with Ivan before I came, only about the city and the country rather than the club - he told me a lot of good things.”