Bruno Lage’s Wolves beat Real Betis 1-0 on Saturday evening as the club’s double-header in Spain got off to the best possible start.
After arriving in Marbella for a warm weather training camp on Tuesday, a win over Spanish side Betis was the club’s first of their pre-season campaign, which began with a defeat to Crewe last week.
Wolves will return to England after their third friendly of the summer against Las Palmas on Monday and with Lage’s squad keen to impress their new manager, Wolves fans have taken to social media to single out one of his new signings for praise.
While Patrick Cutrone’s single goal separated the sides come full-time, it was Yerson Mosquera’s 30-minute cameo that caught the eye of supporters.
Mosquera was introduced as a second half substitute by Lage on the hour mark, alongside Cutrone, Christian Marques, Fabio Silva and Luke Cundle.
The Colombian centre-back impressed as he made his first appearance for Wolves, following his £5million transfer from Atletico Nacional.
Mosquera signed a five-year deal at Molineux after he became the first signing of the Lage era this summer.
His game time could be increased this pre-season after Ivory Coast defender Willy Boly was forced to come off in the 17th minute against Betis on Saturday evening.
Replaced by Max Kilman in Wolves’ latest friendly, Boly appeared to be suffering from some muscular discomfort in his leg, and Lage refused to take any chances with his star defender.
Wolves are also in the market to add another centre-back to their squad ahead of the new Premier League campaign, but Wolves fans believe the South American youngster could be the answer to Lage’s defensive problems.
Following his impressive performance against Betis, one Wolves fan said of the defender’s showing: “Yerson Mosquera has everything you need to become a top centre back.”
Another added: “Mosquera was absolutely everywhere. Looks quick, very powerful and very physical. Boly’s long term replacement for sure.”
A third said: “Mosquera looks very good!! A massive standout.”
A fourth added: “Mosquera is everywhere, love him already.”
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