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Sport Wolves players and Nuno signed off the club's Portugal-style kit

02:45  23 october  2020
02:45  23 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and his players were given the final sign-off on the club's Portugal-style kit, which made its first appearance in the 1-0 win at Leeds United on Monday night.

The outfit, which looks remarkably similar to that of the reigning European champions, caught the eye given Wolves' strong Portuguese connection.

Nuno, the majority of his staff and eight members of the first-team squad are from Portugal.

a group of football players on a field: The Wolves squad signed off on the design for their new Portugal-style kit this season © Provided by Daily Mail The Wolves squad signed off on the design for their new Portugal-style kit this season Jorge Mendes wearing a suit and tie: Jorge Mendes has strong ties with Wolves - his agency represent Nuno and seven stars © Provided by Daily Mail Jorge Mendes has strong ties with Wolves - his agency represent Nuno and seven stars

Yet Sportsmail understands that before the decision was made to go with the kit, the players were canvassed for their views and gave the move an emphatic thumbs-up.

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Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo said: “Things will happen naturally. "Speculation around our players doesn’t bother us. We know what we have to do.” The former Barcelona youth star came on as sub against Portugal in a friendly – facing Wolves pals Patricio, Nelson Semedo and Ruben Neves.

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The majority of supporters also favour the move as it is likely to rile their rivals even more.

In recent years, Wolves have been targeted by fans of other clubs for their close links to Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes, whose Gestifute agency represent Nuno and seven Wolves players.

Given the Portuguese influence at Molineux, interest in Wolves is growing in the country, and their latest kit has made national news bulletins there.

Last season, Wolves unveiled a change strip that resembled Mexico's, in tribute to their star striker Raul Jimenez. The club believe this increased their following in Mexico, which was already growing thanks to Jimenez's performances.

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Nuno Espirito Santo not carried away after Wolves moved joint top .
Rayan Ait-Nouri's debut strike and Daniel Podence's close-range finish ensured the hosts sit third, joint top of the Premier League, before the weekend following a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. Luka Milivojevic was sent off late on for Palace, who also had Michy Batshuayi's goal disallowed for offside and a penalty overturned by VAR on Friday. © Provided by Daily Mail Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has played down his side's charge into the league's top three Third is Wolves' highest position this far into a top-flight season since October 1979, when they went on to finish sixth and win the League Cup.

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