Wolves appear to have been left with egg on their face following the decision not to sign Vitinha last summer.
Wanderers had the chance to buy the midfielder from FC Porto after his loan spell had concluded.
Apparently it would have set the club back around £17 million.
But it was ultimately decided that Vitinha hadn’t quite shown enough across his 22 appearances for the club.
He headed back to Porto for the 2021/22 season, and things could not really have gone much better for him since.
Vitinha has become a regular in Porto’s starting XI. He is widely viewed as one of the best players in Portugal this season for the unbeaten league leaders.
Vitinha’s great season got even better the other night. He finally made his debut for the senior national team, replacing Joao Moutinho against North Macedonia.
He had received a call-up by Fernando Santos after Wolves star Ruben Neves had to drop out because of his injury.
Vitinha is just going from strength to strength. And there have been claims that Liverpool are now keen to sign the youngster.
The Reds raided Porto in January for Luis Diaz. And it seems they could go shopping there again this summer, with Vitinha a player they apparently like. A move is apparently seen as ‘unlikely’ at this stage (via Liverpool Echo).
But currently, Jurgen Klopp has some strong midfield options. But Jordan Henderson, Thiago and James Milner especially are all ageing.
They certainly have a need to bring in a long-term midfield option, and Vitinha would fit that bill. And it would be truly sickening to see from a Wolves perspective.
Vitinha to Liverpool would leave a sour taste for Wolves
Knowing Wolves could have landed Vitinha, and him then signing for Liverpool, would be massively frustrating.
The Reds haven’t got an awful lot wrong on the transfer market in recent years. Their recruitment has been very good and there’s every chance Vitinha would eventually thrive at Anfield.
It would be a sickener for Wolves because he’d be back in the Premier League with one of the best teams in the division. And he’d likely be reminding people regularly that he was once at Molineux.
He’s a quality player with huge potential.
The thought of him working under Jurgen Klopp and developing doesn’t bare thinking about.