Nuno Espirito Santo has given nothing away about whether Wolverhampton Wanderers will be signing Vitinha permanently.
The midfielder has made a decent impression at Molineux, but he still hasn’t played all that much.
Up to now he’s made 14 first-team appearances for the club, only four of which have been starts.
He’s been on the pitch for a total of 353 minutes, which avergaes out at 25 minutes per game so far.
That’s not a great deal of football, especially for someone trying to prove himself worthy of an £18 million transfer – the value of his option to buy clause.
Some Wolves fans are hoping he’ll get more chances, specifically starts, going forward, but for now, Nuno is pleased with the 20-year-old’s contributions.
He said (via Express & Star): “We are pleased with Vitor. He’s a young player, but full of talent and quality.
“He has a lot of things to improve on his game, in terms of physicality and duels – the aspects which normally require a time of adaptation. But the talent is there. He’s a good option who in the right moments can be helpful.
“We have to decide, but the first issue is that when we decide they (Vitinha, Rayan Ait-Nouri and Willian Jose) will join, it is because we realise and see – on all the players you mention and more – that they can help and be good solutions for the team.”
Vitinha will surely see more action
Fans have liked what they’ve seen from Vitinha in what little time he’s had to work with.
With the season wearing on, he should get more minutes from here, with veteran Joao Moutinho having played a lot of football so far this term.
Realistically Nuno will need to use him more ahead of the decision that will need to be made regarding his potential permanent transfer – because at the moment it’s fair to say he just hasn’t had the game time to prove his worth.