David Wagner says he is delighted to finally set up the signing of winger Rajiv van La Parra from Championship rivals Wolves.

The Dutchman is joining on loan and will complete a permanent deal this summer.

The 24-year-old is well known to Town’s football operations chief Stuart Webber, who worked with him at Wolves, and has been a long-time target.

The former Heerenveen player, who can also operate as a striker, came close to a move during the January transfer window.

However injuries among the Molineux squad meant Wolves pulled the plug, and he turned out for the Midlands side at the John Smith’s Stadium on February 20, when Town won 1-0.

A product of the Feyenoord youth system, van La Parra played his first senior games in France with Caen.

He had a three-year stint back in Holland with Heerenveen, winning Dutch Under 21 honours, before joining Wolves in 2014.

Van La Parra has been in and out of Kenny Jackett’s side this season, and had a six-game loan spell at Brighton, scoring twice.

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He has missed Wolves’ last three games, and leaves having made 57 appearances, 43 of them starts.

“Rajiv will now be part of our squad and I am very happy with this transfer,” said Wagner, who said van La Parra won’t be considered for the home clash with Burnley.

“He was one of my main targets in the January window and he was a target for this summer.

“It’s good to be able to bring him here earlier, a very good opportunity for him and for us.

“He can settle in with no rush and no pressure, get a feeling for the club and our idea.

“Then he will not be a new player when we start pre-season.”

Asked about van La Parra’s attributes, the boss said: “He has speed and can win one-against-one situations.

“He has a good first touch and is excellent in offence.

“He has the potential to develop, especially in how to defend and work for the team. This is my part.

“If he is able to develop as I expect, we will have really good fun with him.”