Wolves decided against signing Vitinha permanently last summer – and now the star could soon become a record-breaker with FC Porto.
The midfielder has been enjoying an absolutely superb season over in Portugal.
After returning from Molineux, the youngster was a bit-part player for Porto, before emerging as a key player for the team after only a couple of months.
Vitinha has seemingly used the decision by Wolves as motivation to improve as a player.
And he’s been one of the best in the Portuguese top-flight so far in 2021/22.
He’s made 41 appearances for the club in total this term. That is almost double the amount he made for Wolves last season. And most of them have been starts.
He has relished just being given the chance to go out and play. And Sergio Conceicao’s team has benefited immensely.
Vitinha has won the Player of the Month award three times already this season.
And now, he’s on the cusp on winning the league title with Porto.
Sporting CP’s defeat to Benfica, means Porto can potentially now get the job done against Braga this weekend.
That was after Porto thrashed Portimonense 7-0 on Saturday, a game in which Vitinha assisted.
Porto are actually still unbeaten at this point, which is an incredible feat. And it’s possible they could make history come the end of the season.
They currently have 82 points from 30 games, and the record for a season is 88 set by Benfica in the 2015/16. Just four games remain for them to surpass that tally.
Vitinha’s achievements shame Wolves
Vitinha’s exploits for Porto were already making for uncomfortable reading and viewing.
Now the maestro, who would reportedly now cost suitors as much as £33 million (via Birmingham Mail), stands to become part of a record-breaking team, in which he has played an absolutely huge role.
Wolves officials will have their reasons for not spending the money to sign Vitinha permanently.
But it is certainly looking like an absolutely awful decision now.