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As Wolves sign Vitinha, a strong season for Gibbs-White is now paramount

Wolves officially confirmed the signing of Vitor Ferreira aka ‘Vitinha’ on Wednesday.

The club have agreed to take the 20-year-old on loan from FC Porto for the 2020/21 season, and it’s understood there is an option-to-buy (BBC Sport).

He is the fourth incoming at Molineux this window after goalkeeper Matija Sarkic, striker Fabio Silva and defender Fernando Marcal.

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Wolves executive chairman Jeff Shi has said of the player: “He is an exciting and special young talent, with an abundance of technique and creativity.”

That is an interesting summary of the youngster as it suggests he might be quite similar to a player who has rather lost his way in recent times.

Morgan Gibbs-White hardly featured last term, with most of his 16 first-team appearances coming as a substitute.

It was a disappointing campaign for a player who really did wow in Wolves first season back in the Premier League.

With the exciting Vitinha now on the scene, 2020/21 just became huge for Gibbs-White.

Gibbs-White has to make an impact

It is of paramount importance for Gibbs-White now to impress with the Welsh club.

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The player may have recently signed a contract extension at the club but he needs to work hard if he’s going to become a regular in Nuno’s starting XI.

Vitinha looks a wonderful, tidy little player in the middle of the park and his signing arguably cranks up the pressure a bit on Gibbs-White.

The Championship can something of a baptism of fire, but Gibbs-White has the talent to flourish in the English second tier, and perhaps in turn reignite his Molineux career.