Nuno Espirito Santo is a big fan of Paulinho, with the £25 million Braga striker closing in on a sudden move to Wolverhampton Wanderers, according to AS.

Well, this came out of nowhere.

As recently as two days ago, absolutely no one in Wolverhampton was talking about a 27-year-old centre-forward. 

By Thursday evening, however, fans all over the Black Country were scouring Wikipedia for the smallest nugget of information about a man who is expected to become Nuno’s new number nine.

A Bola broke the news, suggesting that Paulinho is nearing a move to the Premier League with Wolves likely to be his destination.

What’s more, the arrival of a late-blooming Primeira Liga ace is likely to mean that Raul Jimenez, Wolves’s 26-goal top scorer, has played his final domestic game in Old Gold.