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Video: Former Wolves loanee Vitinha shows his class for FC Porto with lovely skill in lead up to third goal

Vitinha may have once again shown Wolves made an error in not signing him on a permanent deal last summer.

The midfielder was in action for FC Porto last night in their latest league match against Paços de Ferreira.

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The star was making his 34th appearance of the season, and his 13th consecutive league start.

Vitinha has become a very important player for Porto this term.

He has relished being given chances to play, which is something he couldn’t really do during his time on loan at Wolves.

At Molineux, he only made 22 appearances, with former manager Nuno Espirito Santo preferring to field the likes of Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker before him.

Wolves opted against exercising their £17 million option to buy, and Vitinha headed back to his parent club.

The 22-year-old has really emerged this term, and he wowed again last night in Porto’s 4-2 win over Pacos.

His role in Porto’s third goal was particularly impressive.

Porto punted the ball forwards and Vitinha has on hand to collect the second ball around 30 yards out.

Without breaking stride he gathered the ball, juggled it with a couple of touches before lofting a beautiful ball over the defence for Mehdi Taremi to collect.

He headed the ball back across goal for Evanilson to score with a simple finish.

It was an all-round solid display from Vitinha, who completed 55/64 passes (86%). He also had the second most touches in the game with 88 (via Sofascore).

Classy Vitinha would have been a superb long-term Moutinho replacement

Another game, another moment of brilliance from Vitinha in Porto colours.

It is such a shame that Wolves officials did not move to land the youngster when they had the chance.

The most frustrating part is that Vitinha deserved much more game time at Molineux.

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The team often struggled last term, and the midfield was in need of being freshened up. But sadly, Vitinha was often overlooked.

With Moutinho now 35 and his contract expiring at the end of the season, Vitinha could potentially have made for a fantastic long-term replacement for the veteran.