Rayan Ait Nouri has agreed to a five-year contract extension with Wolverhampton Wanderers after joining on loan from Angers last season. The left-back has joined the Wolves for a fee of £9.5 million, and the club is delighted to have him on board.
Wolves had an £18 million alternative to acquiring the youngster at the conclusion of his loan, but have restructured a contract in which they would pay a fee immediately, but with a 50% sell-on clause for Angers.
Wolves keep a buyout clause in case they wish to get clear of the sell-on price in the future. They were eager to haggle a cheaper price than their £18 million option, with the club set to have a low net expenditure on signings in the current window.
Rayan had a successful season at Molineux in 2020-21, and he has now sealed the move permanently. After Yerson Mosquera and Francisco Trincao, the left-back makes the third acquisition for new manager Bruno Lage. He registered 24 matches under former manager Nuno Espirito Santo last season and performed admirably.
Rayan Ait Nouri is a great signing for the Wolves: Technical director Scott Sellars
The technical director of Wolves, Scott Sellar was excited to sign Rayan on a permanent basis. He believes that the 20-year old is a great acquisition by the Wolves and possesses loads of talent. Sellar also claims that Rayan will improve season by season if he continues to work the same way he does now.
“We think Rayan is a great signing for the football club. He proved last season that he’s a very talented player with lots of potential. I thought he did well and kicked on towards the end of the season. At his age, he’s got a lot to learn still, a lot of work on, and I’m sure with us he’ll develop. He has great quality going forward, we all remember his goal on his debut, so he’s got a lot going for him, as well as areas to develop, like all players,” said Scott Sellars.