Aston Villa legend Gabriel Agbonlahor comments on Wolverhampton Wanderers signing plenty Portuguese players

Gabby Agbonlahor

Aston Villa’s all-time leading goalscorer in the English Premier League Gabriel Agbonlahor isn’t a fan of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ transfer strategy.

The Molineux Stadium outfit signed Portugal international right-back Nelson Semedo from Barcelona yesterday, and they now have enough Portuguese players in their squad to almost make a starting XI.


Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo clearly loves the idea of signing his countrymen, and the club can’t complain after finishing in seventh-place in each of the last two seasons since he guided them to the top-flight.

However, Agbonlahor isn’t particularly delighted that they are always signing Portuguese players and no English players, and he has questioned their decision to send Morgan Gibbs-White on loan to Swansea City, taking to Twitter to react thus this morning:

Wolves had five Portuguese players in their starting line-up against Manchester City on Monday night, with two others coming off the bench.

Premier League teams are not allowed any more than 17 non-homegrown players in their squad, and Wolves are yet to exceed that limit and won’t be doing so.

It has been 21 years since Villa fielded the last all-English team in a Premier League fixture, and those days are long gone, with Wolves and co ready to recruit as many foreign exports needed to guide them to success.