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.
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.
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.