There is now a ‘strong belief’ that Wolverhampton Wanderers will sign Vitinha on a permanent deal this summer, according to Portuguese newspaper Jornal de Noticias.
The 21-year-old is expected to join later this month and a sign a four or five-year deal at Molineux.
Why isn’t Vitinha a Wolves player already?
But they weren’t entirely convinced his performances and wanted to assess other options in the same position.
The Athletic’s Tim Spiers has reported the final decision on whether to pursue a permanent transfer rests with new boss Bruno Lage.
Wolves could now theoretically try to negotiate a deal for less than £18million, as they have done with Rayan Ait-Nouri. The left-back is set to join for less than half the optional fee that was included in the loan agreement.
Fan Twitter feed Talking Wolves relayed the Vitinha report, and here’s what supporters made of it.
Wolves fans excited as Vitinha now set to join
“Waiting to announce a double signing with Joao Palhina !!”
“Excellent news. Fingers crossed this happens.”
“love to see it”
“Please, love you Vinny”
“Actually cannot wait for this season”
In other news, read this intriguing update about Wolves’ new signing.
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