Wolverhampton Wanderers have made a decent enough start in the Premier League after nine matches.

The team struggled in the beginning, but have since picked up 13 points from the last 18 available.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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Bruno Lage is doing well with the resources he has.

Performances have been on the wane in recent weeks though.

A new central defender is paramount in January, with Romain Saiss and Willy Boly set to head off to AFCON. Yerson Mosquera is also out injured.

Wolves have actually been fairly decent at the back as a unit so far this season.

But there can be no doubt about the need for a new addition.

Wolves could also do with adding another midfielder in the winter window.

Lage has just three options at the moment, and that just isn’t enough going forwards.

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Vitinha (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Interestingly, Record have reported that the club watched Vitinha this weekend.

Wolves had the chance to sign him permanently for around £17 million this summer, but declined.

 

It seems they may be tempted to go back in for him, and that’s something they should strongly consider.

Wolves could do much worse than to bring Vitinha back

In recent weeks Vitinha has been impressing for Porto.

He has now started the last four league games, and has also had opportunities in the Champions League.

The 21-year-old has a very impressive average score of 7.67 for the league on WhoScored, indicating a high level of performance.

While he struggled to prove himself last term under Nuno Espirito Santo, he did often flourish when he went away with the Portugal U21s.

Perhaps under Lage, he would be more effective at Molineux.

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According to Football Talent Scout, Vitinha has 90% pass accuracy so far, makes 2.8 key passes per 90, makes 4.1 successful dribbles per 90 and has won 65% of his duels.

It would be interesting to see how much Porto would want for Vitinha now that he has become more of a key player.

But there was a report last month claiming they would be open to selling.

Wolves weren’t convinced enough by his displays to buy him last summer, but he’s since gone away and matured. This is a player with huge potential, and Wolves could be foolish to ignore that.

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